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Managing Staff

The Managing Staff archive.

Office & home working

What to do if employees fail to show up to work 

Alan Price explores absenteeism and how employers can tackle it.

Employing & managing staff

Top tips for staff motivation in a small business

Getting paid and workplace perks are low down the list when it comes to keeping staff motivated, says Rachel King of HR specialist Breathe. Given how difficult it is to fill vacancies, here are top tips to keep staff enthused

Employing & managing staff

Can I reduce staff hours?

Can you unilaterally reduce staff hours worked across the board? Or do you have to do it individually as a percentage of hours worked?

Employing & managing staff

How can employers achieve everyday wins in their people communications?

The Access Group explain how to use positive language to score everyday wins with your employees and your business

Employing & managing staff

Re-employing staff after Covid

Many small businesses have had to make people redundant due to Covid. But you can rehire those same people again, providing you follow the rules, says Sue Tumelty

Employing & managing staff

Hire slow, fire fast – building the right team

Nearly a quarter of businesses fail because they don’t have the right people in key positions. You shouldn’t be in a rush when it comes to hiring staff, says Mark Wright

Employing & managing staff

Incentives packages that help retain staff

It can be difficult for a small company to see incentive packages as a priority but the benefits don't have to be huge to make a difference.

Employing & managing staff

Hiring an apprentice: The benefits for a small company

Taking on an apprentice can inject youthful energy and ideas into your company. A guide to how to enrol an apprentice into your small business

Legal advice

How to avoid unfair dismissal claims

Simon Robinson, managing partner of RobinsonRalph, gives an overview of the basics to help you avoid paying any unnecessary compensation and explains the basis for claims of unfair dismissal.

Legal advice

Can I dismiss an employee for sending threatening text?

Two members of staff had an argument. One left the premises and I asked her not to return. She sent me a text threatening me with 'people to sort me out'. Can I dismiss her?

Outlook

SMEs forecast to create 1.2m jobs in Britain over the coming year

With optimism coming from the vaccine rollout programme, UK SMEs expect to be hiring 1.2m staff over the next year

Employing & managing staff

What we can learn about managing staff from soccer’s top managers

Looking for advice on people management? Just ask Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, managers of Liverpool and Manchester City

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience