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.

Tracking Staff Time on Social Media and Calls

Tracking Staff Time on Social Media and Calls

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Tracking Staff Time on Social Media and Calls

Find out what the best ways are to monitor personal time on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, personal phones, etc.

So Your Job is Ending - What Pay do You Get?

So Your Job is Ending - What Pay do You Get?

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So Your Job is Ending - What Pay do You Get?

Your employer's obligations for payments when employment ends - pay for severance, gardening leave and notice period.

HMRC Penalties for Self-Employed Workers

HMRC Penalties for Self-Employed Workers

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HMRC Penalties for Self-Employed Workers

​Tax rules on using self-employed workers have been tightened. Make sure you understand who's responsible for tax and NI if you have self-employed workers.

Can I Reduce Employee Benefits?

Can I Reduce Employee Benefits?

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Can I Reduce Employee Benefits?

If you want to reduce employee benefits, check staff contracts first and prepare to negotiate.

Employee Learning and Development - FAQs

Employee Learning and Development - FAQs

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Employee Learning and Development - FAQs

Empowering and educating your employees is vital for an SME. Here, we answer your pressing questions about employee training and learning at SMEs.

Employees Texting at Work

Employees Texting at Work

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Employees Texting at Work

With the growth of modern technology, it's inevitable that some employees will get distracted. How can you counter this and keep your team productive?

Advice on Reducing Staff Hours and Laying Off

Advice on Reducing Staff Hours and Laying Off

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Advice on Reducing Staff Hours and Laying Off

Your obligations when reducing staff hours, and your options if you need cut costs temporarily.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors

What is the board's role, who are the members and how often do they change?

Taking Disciplinary Action Against an Employee?

Taking Disciplinary Action Against an Employee?

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Taking Disciplinary Action Against an Employee?

What you should do before taking disciplinary action against an employee

Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

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Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

Make sure you stay on the side of the law when recruiting for a new position.

3 Steps to Managing a Difficult Employee

3 Steps to Managing a Difficult Employee

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3 Steps to Managing a Difficult Employee

Managing a difficult employee can be tricky at the best of times, so here are our tips for talking to them and working with them to improve.

What are Line Management Systems?

What are Line Management Systems?

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What are Line Management Systems?

How you can use line management efficiently to manage each employee and their productivity on a day to day basis...

A Positive Workplace is a Great Motivator

A Positive Workplace is a Great Motivator

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A Positive Workplace is a Great Motivator

Motivating staff is down to communication, involvement in decisions and other key factors.

Importance of Maintaining Staff Motivation

Importance of Maintaining Staff Motivation

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Importance of Maintaining Staff Motivation

Staff motivation is such an important factor for any business, of any size. We explore how you can motivate your employees and keep them that way.

Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

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Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

When holding job interviews, its important to screen out unsuitable candidates. That's obvious. But how do you go about making sure you're not missing out?

Buying a Business and Keeping Staff

Buying a Business and Keeping Staff

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Buying a Business and Keeping Staff

Buying a new business? Here's why existing staff are so crucial to your new investment.

How to Keep Your Staff When Money is Tight

How to Keep Your Staff When Money is Tight

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How to Keep Your Staff When Money is Tight

Are you an SME and struggling to find finance to pay an employee? We have a few options so you can keep them on the payroll.

What is a Workers’ Compensation Scheme?

What is a Workers’ Compensation Scheme?

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What is a Workers’ Compensation Scheme?

What does a workers’ compensation scheme cover, who does it protect and when is it used?

How Behaviour Impacts the Workplace

How Behaviour Impacts the Workplace

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How Behaviour Impacts the Workplace

Knowing how positive and negative behaviour can change your office's atmosphere is a key part to creating a productive working culture. Here's why...

How Much Profit are Directors Entitled to?

How Much Profit are Directors Entitled to?

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How Much Profit are Directors Entitled to?

Company directors' profits explained: salaries, dividends and who makes the decision