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Hiring Staff

Articles and guides on hiring staff for UK SMEs looking to grow their business and build a capable workforce. Topics include: identifying staffing needs, defining job roles, sourcing candidates, evaluating applicants, and selecting for best fit in the enterprise.

News

Small businesses cite skills shortage as reason for bad hires

A skills shortage is having a negative impact on small business recruitment, with more than half of small businesses claiming that a lack of applications is resulting in bad hires, research finds.

News

Small businesses unimpressed with young talent pool 

Company owners feel that young people are not ready for the workplace upon leaving the education system, finds research.

News

Companies wait for growth before hiring

Small businesses are adopting a conservative approach to job creation this year with only 41 per cent planning to create new positions.

Employing & managing staff

Promoting from within

The average cost of bringing in a new employee is £4,500 to £8,000, according to figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Employing & managing staff

New obligations for employers that hire overseas workers

Radical new obligations for employers that hire overseas workers are set to come into effect next year that could have a major impact on small business owners.

Employing & managing staff

Advertise jobs internally or externally?

If a position of employment becomes available, does it have to be advertised or offered internally first?

News

CRB checks are too slow says FSB

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) needs to improve the rapidity of its activities in order to better serve small firms, or so says The Federation of Small Business (FSB).

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats