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Employing & managing staff

The latest guides on employing and managing full or part time staff effectively as a small business owner or sole trader. Contains advice on employment law, health and safety at work, recruitment, training, redundancy and disciplinary information, employee rights, workplace regulations, and much more.

This section provides expert and in-depth advice articles on all aspects of staff management and human resources legislation. Our aim is to help UK small businesses to hire great employees, manage them effectively and look after them properly.

Other key topics covered in this employing staff section include team management, employee motivation, legal rights and responsibilities, managing absence, maternity pay and leave, taking on new staff, induction programmes, communication, workplace policies, flexible working, job descriptions, employment contracts and related information.

We also provide information on HR tools, templates and resources specially targeted at SMEs as well as suitable training courses and workshops that can help you get the best out of your staff to make a more efficient, more profitable, happy and productive company. Sounds good? Then read on…

How to best manage inductions for hybrid staff

How should small businesses best manage inductions into office culture for new hybrid staff? Sue Temelty of The HR Dept offers practical advice

Employing & managing staff

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What do statutory pay rises mean for SMEs?

Sue Tumelty, founder of The HR Dept, explains upcoming statutory pay rises and what you should do as a small business owner

Employing & managing staff

Zero-hours staff can ask for predictable hours

Zero-hours workers who have given 26 weeks of service will be able to request more predictable hours from employers

Employing & managing staff

1 in 5 employees feel their performance at work is being affected by the cost of living

Employee Benefits Consultancy, Drewberry, explain how the cost of living is affecting work performance and share what benefits staff value

Employing & managing staff

How should insolvent SMEs handle redundancy?

What are your obligations to your staff if you’ve gone insolvent? How should insolvent SMEs handle redundancy?

Employing & managing staff

Employment law changes in 2023

Changes to holiday entitlement for zero-hours workers, higher Minimum Wage pay and a bonfire of EU regulation are all on the cards this year

Employing & managing staff

Fire and rehire – what you need to know

Can you ‘fire and rehire’ your staff if they won’t accept a change to their contractual terms?

Employing & managing staff

Five practical tips for conducting a job interview

Robert McHenry presents guidance on making your prospective employee as comfortable as possible.

Employing & managing staff

Fire and rehire – what you need to know

Can you ‘fire and rehire’ your staff if they won’t accept a change to their contractual terms?

Employing & managing staff

Five practical tips for conducting a job interview

Robert McHenry presents guidance on making your prospective employee as comfortable as possible.

Employing & managing staff

How to manage an employee’s pay rise request

If an employee has come to you with a pay rise request, what do you do? Here are five tips to help achieve the best outcome for both parties

Employing & managing staff

Are your employees using the free services that come with their benefits?

Find out why encouraging your employees to use the free services on their benefits is helpful for you as an employer

Employing & managing staff

How salary sacrifice can save thousands in workplace pension costs

This article will be discussing how to use a salary sacrifice pension scheme and how your business can save money through it.

Employing & managing staff

Third of businesses planning pay rises

Three quarters of businesses impacted by staff shortages over the past year, with nearly half saying they can't meet customer demand as a result, according to CBI survey

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free