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Lee Biggins

Do dress codes still have a place in today’s working world?

Lee Biggins discusses how important dress codes are in the workplace in 2017 and what employees really feel about them.

Employing & managing staff

Business Technology

Technology in the office: Distraction or enabler?

Is social media becoming more and more of a distraction in the office? Lee Biggins advises on best practice to get the most out of your workforce.

Employing & managing staff

Why doing good deeds for your staff pays off

In this piece, Lee Biggins explores the impact of kindness on employees, from social activities and paid-for lunches, to surprises and rewards for hard work.

Employing & managing staff

Coming into the office sick: The effect of presenteeism on small businesses

Lee Biggins discusses how presenteeism, when employees come into work unwell, can harm a small business and its company culture.

Office & home working

The gig economy and what it means for SMEs

Employees are opting to head down the freelance path, accepting ‘gigs’ as and when they come. But what does this gig economy mean for the SME landscape?

Employing & managing staff

Helping your staff switch off on holiday

Lee Biggins discusses how to ensure your staff can get the quality of holiday they deserve.

Employing & managing staff

The small business branding tool you do not know about

Lee Biggins explains why your branding message must trickle down to the recruitment process.

Employing & managing staff

Drawing the line: Should you be friends with your staff?

Here, Lee Biggins takes on the subject of how close you should be with your employees.

Employing & managing staff

How to decide if your business is ready for a grad scheme

Lee Biggins discusses why it might be worth thinking about whether your company should introduce a graduate programme.

Employing & managing staff

Why a small business should conduct an annual appraisal

Lee Biggins discusses how annual appraisals can help to define clear objectives that keep staff motivated throughout the year.

Business management

How to help your employees get through Blue Monday

Here's what companies can do to help their staff get through the post-holiday slump.

Marketing

Why traffic does not result in profit for your online business

Lee Biggins identifies the issues business owners have with converting online traffic into profits and reveals how to get it right.

Business management

Embracing the spirit of Christmas for a small company

Lee Biggins explores how to make your team happier over the festive season. 

Business Technology

Why you need to think about scaling your IT department

Here, Lee Biggins explores some key ways to create an efficient IT function from the beginning of your company.

Partner content

16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

Partner content

Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks