Apprenticeship wage 2017

Apprenticeship wage 2017

Who is the apprenticeship wage for? The minimum apprenticeship wage in 2017 is £3.50 per hour. The new minimum wage will apply from April 2017 and is 10p higher than 2016’s wage for apprentices. This wage is for all apprentices under 19 years old, or over the age of 19 and in the first year […]

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A guide to zero hour contracts for small businesses

A guide to zero hour contracts for small businesses

Employing on zero hours contracts might benefit your business if you require a lot of flexibility. These kinds of contracts aren’t always suitable, but are popular in industries where customer numbers can vary a lot from week to week The benefits of zero hour contracts for employers Putting staff on a zero hours contract means […]

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What is a DBS Check?

What is a DBS Check?

An essential for certain jobs, the DBS Check is a responsibility that cannot be ignored. If you work in HR, making sure that these checks are valid and up to date may be a significant part of your job. If you are applying for a job, you might be asked to provide a DBS check […]

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Auto enrolment opt out letter template

Auto enrolment opt out letter template

By now, you’ve heard about auto enrolment pensions. Auto enrolment ensures that all workers over the age of 22, earning more than £833 per month, are making contributions towards a pension fund. Saving for the future is important. And, there are many ways to do it. Most people will accept auto enrolment happily, because of […]

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How to positively manage maternity leave in a small business

How to positively manage maternity leave in a small business

When an employee announces their pregnancy, you’re all smiles on the surface. You congratulate them. You’re happy for them. Now, you’re faced with issues surrounding maternity leave. Businesses are expected to take this experience in their stride. But the truth is, things are never that simple. For small businesses, maternity leave is a particularly concerning […]

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Human resource strategies for small businesses

Human resource strategies for small businesses

Effective human resource strategies are essential for small businesses. They aren’t a luxury that you can skip, particularly in today’s business climate. To understand the importance of a good HR strategy, it is necessary to appreciate what the workforce of today is looking for. Understanding Generation Y Employees are less loyal than they have ever […]

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Product Update November ’16

Product Update November ’16

Another month and yet another product update!  We largely ignored the presidential race in the USA because we love software more than policitics. Is that so wrong?? Anyway – our focus for this release is to further enhance the reporting that our customers know and love along with some other minor updates throughout the application. […]

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Product Update September ’16

Product Update September ’16

We have recently added a powerful bundle of new Reports to Staff Squared based on feedback from our customers. Let’s take a look at the new reports you can now access. Staff Retention Report You can now report specifically on your staff retention in Staff Squared over a certain period of time, which you are […]

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#WorksMakesMe

#WorksMakesMe

We all struggle, from time to time, with the thought of going to work. At the end of a week on the beach or Bank Holiday weekend, it can be particularly difficult to walk back into the office. Some have the careers that they’ve always dreamed of. Even then, they’d often rather be at home. […]

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8 reasons why having an onboarding process could save your business

8 reasons why having an onboarding process could save your business

So, you’ve hired someone new. Now, you have the complicated task of helping them to adjust to the business and all of the people in it. This is called ‘onboarding’, and having a strong onboarding process could make all the difference to the success or failure of your business. What exactly does onboarding involve? Onboarding […]

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