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Managing Staff

Articles and guides on managing staff as a UK small business. Effective staff management encompasses various responsibilities, including recruitment, training, performance evaluation, and motivation.

Employing & managing staff

Can I monitor my staff while they are homeworking?

Some business owners want homeworking staff to keep laptop cameras and microphones switched on, so they can scrutinise whet they’re doing. But is this even legal, let alone intrusive?

Employing & managing staff

Steven Bartlett’s top 5 tips for team building 

The Dragons’ Den investor gives his top five tips for building a winning team, knowing when to take a backseat, and why his main job is creating a company culture.

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?

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.