Retaining staff

Articles, news and advice on staff retention issues for UK small businesses.

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


MBH wants to buy up to 20 small businesses a year

MBH offers way for entrepreneurs to enjoy advantages of being publicly listed company while retaining 100% control of their business

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

7 ways to cut staff costs during the coronavirus crisis

Employment lawyer Peter Finding outlines seven ways small business owners can cut staff costs during the coronavirus crisis.

Employing & managing staff

Fixing staff retention issues in the hospitality industry

Staff retention in hospitality is among the poorest of any sector. Here, we reveal what hospitality businesses can do to address the issue.

Employing & managing staff

The measures I put in place to attract and retain new talent

Here, Mike Preston discusses the investment his business ProtectMyPeople has made to retain and attract new staff, and what he believes SMEs can do to attract more young employees.


Trust found to be major factor in employee retention and wellbeing

A quarter of UK employees have left their company due to issues around trust, with a majority of employees identify trust as a primary reason to stay or leave.

Employing & managing staff

How to attract and retain the best staff

Attracting and retaining the best staff can be one tough. Here are the ten best tips to keeping your best employees engaged.


New study reveals employer strategies to retain their staff

The bigger a business becomes, the more business professionals need to retain and rely on staff to help drive everything forward.

Employing & managing staff

Majority of executives say new hire retention is an issue

The majority of executives say between ten and twenty-five per cent of new hires leave within the first six months.


Firms more concerned about retaining staff than the impact of Brexit

Small businesses are more focussed on training up and retaining their staff than worries over Brexit, a new study reveals.


The value of employee loyalty revealed

Small business staff loyalty has been valued at almost a quarter of the average worker’s salary, a new study reveals.

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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

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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.

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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

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How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

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