Managing Staff

The Managing Staff archive.


Small firms face ‘difficulties’ in taking a dispute to tribunal

Taking a dispute at work to an employment tribunal will 'definitely be more difficult' for employees and employers in small businesses compared with a larger company, according to an industry expert.

Business management

Handling interruptions

Busy owners of small businesses can be beset by constant interruptions: colleagues asking questions or presenting emergencies; pestering from overzealous salesmen; calls from customers and suppliers, and many more. Here are some tips and hints on dealing with interruptions.

Employing & managing staff

Dealing with workplace relationships

Workplace relationships do happen, unsurprisingly when you consider how much time is spent at work by many in the UK. But when romance does blossom what can you do to ensure professionalism and productivity do not suffer.

Legal advice

Legal entitlement to taking breaks

What is the legal entitlement to breaks relating to hours worked?


New staff holiday rule to hit SMEs

Small businesses may have to put their growth plans on hold when changes to employment rules come into force later this month.


SMEs’ staff management skills not up to scratch

Small- and medium-sized firms' employers realise the value of their staff in driving forward business success according to a recent survey based on a telephone interviews with 500 SMEs.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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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?