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Recruitment

The Hiring and Recruitment small business archive. Expert advice to help UK small businesses optimise their recruiting strategies and processes to hire great employees. Includes guides and tips on attracting the right candidates by creating suitable job descriptions, offering the right incentives and choosing appropriate recruitment platforms.

Business Technology

7 HR software tools ideal for small business

Streamlining your HR functions is key to running an efficient business. Here are seven HR software tools that can help you do just that.

News

One in four small businesses fear closure

Small business owners say survival is their key priority over next six months as energy prices rocket and 80% have difficulty recruiting staff

Employing & managing staff

Over third of businesses struggling to fill jobs

There are now 1.3m job vacancies in the UK, the same number as there are unemployed workers, leaving businesses with holes in the workforce

Employing & managing staff

Number of job ads offering a bonus doubles

Business owners desperate to fill job vacancies reach for signing bonuses as way to attract staff

Employing & managing staff

Businesses must pay for digital ID checking from April

Businesses will have to license software to onboard employees remotely from April as Home Office outsources digital ID checking

Employing & managing staff

Hiring your first employee as a small business

Here are the steps you need to take before welcoming your first employee to your company

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

Advice

6 helpful tips for fleshing out a high performing team

Founders can round out the gaps in their experience by ensuring they make the right hires, says Worth Capital co-founder Matthew Cushen

Employing & managing staff

What’s the right way to go about advertising jobs for my small business?

If you think you should be advertising jobs but want to hire internally, what do you do? We explore the pros and cons of each

Accounting

How UK businesses should cope with incoming IR35 rules

Around 170,000 individuals are expected to be affected by IR35 being extended to the private sector next April. Chris Cook outlines how businesses in the UK should prepare, so they don’t fall foul of the rules

Employing & managing staff

How to stop your small business getting bad reviews on Glassdoor

Glassdoor, the website where staff anonymously review employers, has become the go-to place where prospective employees gauge companies. Jonathan Richards shares 7 fixes to stop your business getting bad reviews

Employing & managing staff

7 hiring strategy dos and don’ts for high-growth SMEs

Hiring with growth in mind is essential for your business. Hannah Dawson of Futrli explains how you should go about recruiting staff.

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...