Employing & managing staff

How to best manage inductions for hybrid staff

How should small businesses best manage inductions into office culture for new hybrid staff? Sue Temelty of The HR Dept offers practical advice

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

Why your workforce isn’t working: You don’t know your staff well enough

Here, Paul Burrin of Sage People explores why employers need to build a stronger connection with their staff to boost productivity.


Almost two thirds of UK workers hide an aspect of their lives at work

New data from Inclusive Employers reveals workers are most likely to hide family and mental health issues at work.


Staff plan to use work time to search for retail bargains

Two thirds of employees (67 per cent) will use paid time to surf the web for both Black Friday and Christmas shopping, research finds.


Breaking the bank: The real cost of staff breaks at work

Across the year, staff breaks ranging from toilet trips to cigarette breaks could be costing your company, a new study reveals.


Staff and wages

If you are at the stage in your business development where you can begin to employ staff, there are various issues to consider, including costs of recruitment and establishing the right pay levels for prospective employees.


Staff ‘should be supported and challenged’

Employers should make sure they 'support and challenge' their staff to get the best out of them, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Employing & managing staff

Lateness: a ‘national epidemic’

It seems Monday is the day that most of us are late for work, with 65 per cent of all tardiness occurring at the start of the week, says a new survey of 2,149 employees across the UK.


How to protect your staff

A campaign to reduce the threat of violence to workers, particularly lone or mobile workers, has been launched by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).


Government points out business benefits of experienced staff

Pensions minister Ian McCartney wants to encourage firms to "put ability before age" when employing staff.


Staff incentive scheme shake-up

Small business owners are being shown the way to get more from their staff as the Government's Share Incentive Plan takes to the road.

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

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

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

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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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