Employees

Knowing how to manage employees can help you keep good workers – read on to discover more

Employees keep a business growing and driving forwards. However, many small business don't have the luxury of having an HR team to look after their interests. So, in this section, we look at everything to do with employee management in your business – from their rights and responsibilities to covering yourself legally and knowing how to motivate people.

How do I Get People to Listen to Me?

How do I Get People to Listen to Me?

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How do I Get People to Listen to Me?

Effective teamwork relies on conversation, but how do you make yourself heard?

Addition of Staff to the Business

Addition of Staff to the Business

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Addition of Staff to the Business

What’s the best way to add new staff to an existing team or to reshuffle existing teams?

Working the Faux Hawk

Working the Faux Hawk

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Working the Faux Hawk

The faux hawk soars above the city, swooping down on fashion like a hipster bird of prey, but is it an appropriate hairstyle for a professional workplace?

Why Don't People Listen?

Why Don't People Listen?

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Why Don't People Listen?

What is the most common reason that people don’t listen to you and how to overcome this?

Communicating Core Values

Communicating Core Values

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Communicating Core Values

Marketing your business, products and services is important. But how do you get the core values of your business across easily and effectively?

Employment and Supply Contracts

Employment and Supply Contracts

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Employment and Supply Contracts

We’re all guilty of skim-reading a contract, but there are key T&Cs that should be always be noted and read in detail. Failing to do so could spell trouble.

4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

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4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

Have to sack an employee is a sad reality of running a business, whatever the reason. But what are the most common reasons employees are let go?

Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

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Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

Are you sure you're ready to recruit your first employee? Read this article before drafting that all-important ad.

Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

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Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

Read our rundown of all the things you need to consider when calculating the cost of hiring a new employee. It could impact salary levels.

Does my Company Need an Employee Handbook?

Does my Company Need an Employee Handbook?

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Does my Company Need an Employee Handbook?

Many big companies produce an employee handbook to guide their staff in practices and procedures. Here's why you should consider one for your business...

Being the Best Leader You Can Be

Being the Best Leader You Can Be

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Being the Best Leader You Can Be

What are the seven key characteristics of a great leader, and how can you apply them to yourself and your business? Knowledge Hub investigates...

Motivating your Staff to Work Effectively

Motivating your Staff to Work Effectively

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Motivating your Staff to Work Effectively

Managing a workforce and keeping them performing effectively can be tricky. So just how can you keep your team working like a well oiled machine?

Is Direct or Transferable Experience Best?

Is Direct or Transferable Experience Best?

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Is Direct or Transferable Experience Best?

Don't exclude potential applicants by ignoring transferable skills when you're recruiting new staff.

When Can I Start Claiming my Pension?

When Can I Start Claiming my Pension?

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When Can I Start Claiming my Pension?

If you're about to reach state pension age, here is all you need to understand to start claiming your pension.

When Does Auto-Enrolment Kick in for SMEs?

When Does Auto-Enrolment Kick in for SMEs?

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When Does Auto-Enrolment Kick in for SMEs?

Small businesses must prepare for their staging date for auto-enrolment for workplace pensions.

Is My Private Pension Taxable?

Is My Private Pension Taxable?

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Is My Private Pension Taxable?

Do you understand all the tax implications of your pension? Here's everything you need to know in order for you to protect your nest egg for the future.

Auto-Enrolment in a Nutshell

Auto-Enrolment in a Nutshell

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Auto-Enrolment in a Nutshell

Read Fleximize's article summarizing on workplace pension auto-enrolment.

Eligibility Requirements for Pension Credits

Eligibility Requirements for Pension Credits

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Eligibility Requirements for Pension Credits

Got questions about your eligibility for pension credits? Knowledge Hub takes a look at common concerns and answers your important questions.

The 2 Types of Workplace Pensions

The 2 Types of Workplace Pensions

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The 2 Types of Workplace Pensions

You may have heard a lot about workplace pensions, but do you fully understand the two types? Here's our guide to protecting your future nest egg.

Workplace Pension Contributions

Workplace Pension Contributions

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Workplace Pension Contributions

Workplace pension contributions from you, your employer and government are rising until 2018. Make sure you stay on top of the changes.