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.


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

Success stories

What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Andy Roberts, Weekly10

Andy Roberts didn't know he'd launch an employee engagement platform when he began his career in financial services. He tells us how The Start-Up Series benefitted the business .

Employing & managing staff

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

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, managers of Liverpool and Manchester City football clubs, have plenty to teach us about how to motivate staff.

Employing & managing staff

The key qualities to look for in a candidate’s CV

Here are some pointers for small businesses on identifying the best candidates through their CVs.

Office & home working

Social media problems: how to avoid these five issues in the workplace

Alan Price outlines five key social media problems in the workplace and how to avoid them.

Employing & managing staff

Can’t afford a pay rise? 9 alternative ways to reward your staff

If you can't afford to give a pay rise to your top-performing employees, there are a few other ways that you can reward them.


Unpaid staff overtime worth £1.6 billion weekly

New research finds UK small and medium-sized business staff working one additional unpaid day of overtime every week, leading to stress and the urge to change career.

Business management

How to boost creativity and innovation in your business

Research reveals 81 per cent of workplaces have failed to create a culture that encourages, creativity, new ideas and experimentation.


Employers still failing to give autonomy to workers

UK employers are failing to give employees the autonomy in the workplace which helps keep them productive and happy.

Employing & managing staff

Top tips on how to manage your staff – avoiding common mistakes

Here, Simon Joyce, director of Anchor Vans, explains how to avoid common mistakes when you manage your staff.

Office & home working

Reeking havoc: the effect of smell in your office

Here, Gareth Cowmeadow, scenting specialist at Ambius, tells us why ensuring that your office smells nice can bring success to your business.

Employing & managing staff

How to invest in staff from abroad in your business

Here, Motin Miah, owner of Bangkok Lounge Group, discusses how investing in staff from abroad can boost your business.

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

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

HSBC - Advertising feature