Articles, news and guides on workforce topics for SME owners, covering issues such as planning, management and effects of the latest relevant legislation.

Employing & managing staff

Freelancers, Brexit and robots: prepare for a changing workforce in 2019

Adepto's Chris Milligan discusses the changes that business leaders can expect in their workforces in 2019 and how to prepare for them.

Employing & managing staff

How strategic workforce planning can help you hire better staff

Strategic workforce planning (SWP) can help SMEs hire staff more effectively. Kate Parker of Berwick Talent Solutions goes over the basics.


Live to work or work to live? 72 per cent of Brits go to work just to get by

Payment Sense has been looking into why Brits really work, is it to pay the bills or do employee’s want to have a good career?

Employing & managing staff

Building a highly-skilled future workforce

Here, Lauren Brown of Developing the Young Workforce West Lothian discusses how forward-thinking businesses have an opportunity to inspire and develop a highly-skilled future workforce.

Employing & managing staff

What would a superhero workforce look like?

How would the leading superheroes fit in with the modern workplace? Here, we find out.


SME businesses at risk sponsor licence revocation

Up to 95 per cent of SME businesses risk sponsor licence revocation – and many at risk of instant home office closure.


Number of EU workers looking for jobs in the UK plummets

New research on job site, CV-Library, shows traffic from EU workers has plummeted following the EU referendum.

Business management

How small businesses can streamline their processes

Here, Peter King explores how businesses can go about making their workflow more efficient.

Employing & managing staff

How you can keep both introverts and extroverts happy in the workplace

Being able to cater for everyone in the work place, be they introvert or extrovert, can be a challenge. Here are some tips for business managers.

Business management

The UK is sitting on a workforce time bomb…here is how to diffuse it

We are sitting at the tipping point of a workforce revolution with forecasts that 50 per cent of the UK's workforce will be freelancing by 2020

Employing & managing staff

Five ways to engage your growing workforce

With Brexit looming and current political uncertainty, business confidence is not doing particularly well. But as a growing business, how do you keep your team positive, productive and engaged? Mark Woolley, commercial director at Reckon, gives his top five tips.

Employing & managing staff

The changing face of the SME workforce

More than two thirds of SMEs are now harnessing freelance talent from all over Europe.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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?