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Five profitable ways to promote your start up

Date: 8 July 2020


13 tips for taking your business international

Date: 7 July 2020


What building blocks do you need for your business model?

Date: 6 July 2020


Two employees make the most of a holiday by sitting in a deckchair drinking cocktails

Five reasons staff holidays could be good for your business

The vast majority of your workers are entitled to statutory paid leave. While this may leave you short of staff the benefits of staff holidays can more than compensate for any inconvenience it may cause.

Date: 2 July 2020 By:

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How to spot talent on a CV: Simple tips for effective hiring

Tips to help you identify star talent from a CV and recruit the best candidates.

Date: 1 June 2020 By:

A driver has received a number of parking tickets

Is COVID-19 an opportunity to become more driver-friendly?

Should the government relax the rules and penalties for drivers during COVID-19? A look at the argument in favour.

Date: 26 May 2020 By:

A female employee works remotely from her kitchen table

How to get the most out of remote working for business

Six tips to help your business make the most of remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 19 May 2020 By:

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Planning the perfect team building excursion

Working remotely as a result of COVID-19 could impact your team morale, communication and camaraderie. Combat this by organisation a team building excursion.

Date: 14 May 2020 By:

A female keyworker puts on her gloves before dealing with a patient

How employers should protect essential workers

Leading lawyers from firm Prettys give advice to employers on how to best protect the health and interests of key workers who must continue to work.

Date: 3 April 2020 By:

A business owner congratulates a successful worker and shows appreciation in the office.

Setting up an employee productivity bonus scheme

Employees respond well to praise and incentives - and it doesn’t need to blow your small business’ budget. How to create a performance bonus scheme.

Date: 23 March 2020 By:

A male employee wears a face mask whilst communting to work to minimise the risk of contracting coronavirus

Coronavirus guidance for employers

The government has issued updated guidance on the coronavirus outbreak. Acas has also released practical guidance for employers.

Date: 23 March 2020 By:

A group of happy employees laugh and joke in a meeting.

Eight ways to ensure your employees are happy and motivated

Whether you're just starting to employ team members or you have had staff for years, you need to ensure that they're happy in their jobs. Eight tips.

Date: 18 February 2020 By:

A construction site manager struggles with the pressure and stress of work

Banishing the blues: Protecting the mental health of employees

Up to 30% of employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Workplace measures can help identify and reduce mental health issues.

Date: 15 January 2020 By:

A stressed and exhausted worker is overwhelmed by paperwork in his office.

Why employee wellbeing isn’t a workplace fad

Make sure you’re not just paying lip service to employee health and happiness. Why you need to take staff wellbeing seriously - and how to do it.

Date: 2 December 2019 By:

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Why working for a small business could be a big career move

While big businesses have historically been a magnet for talented candidates, SMEs may offer more autonomy and room to grow. How to make the choice.

Date: 18 October 2019 By:

A small business owner and a member of staff shake hands after a successful HR meeting

How startups can build a scalable HR department

Many startups lack an HR department. This is a mistake as it can stifle recruitment and growth. Discover how to recruit and build your HR team.

Date: 25 June 2019 By:

Why employees value flexible working - infographic

Why employees value flexible working - infographic

Great workplaces offer an inclusive culture, opportunities for growth and a healthy work-life balance. Why flexible working is so appealing for staff.

Date: 1 February 2019 By:

Employee mental ill-health - spotting the signs

Employee mental ill-health - spotting the signs

Although mental health awareness in the workplace has improved, there is still a long way to go. Three signs that an employee may be suffering.

Date: 22 January 2019 By:

Getting to know your employees better

Get to know your employees better

Investing time and effort in communicating with your employees, and finding out what makes them tick, can pay big dividends. Seven steps to follow.

Date: 18 December 2018 By:

How to help employees who are struggling with debt

How to help employees who are struggling with debt

Personal debt levels are at a record high in the UK, and the stress can have a huge impact on employee wellbeing. How to offer a helping hand.

Date: 10 December 2018 By: