Employee recruitment strategies

Employee recruitment strategies

As your business succeeds and grows, you need to make sure your team grows with it. Making sure that there’s enough people on your team to handle the increase in workload is vital for maintaining that upward trajectory, and for keeping the morale of your team high. But hiring new employees can be a tough […]

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Partner Portal Update

Partner Portal Update

With our latest development release, we have completely overhauled our partner portal design and functionality. Let’s take a look! NEW! Brand new design The overhaul in design brings a fresher, more professional feel to the part portal. Also, you are now able to track how many live, trail, expired trial and lost live accounts you […]

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The effect of Brexit on small businesses

The effect of Brexit on small businesses

The definitive effect that Brexit is going to have on Great Britain and its businesses – of all sizes – isn’t known. Right now, it depends on who you ask. Generally (and there really is no hard dividing line), the left-leaning media tend to have a more pessimistic view, whereas the right offer a more […]

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Are employees entitled to free eye tests?

Are employees entitled to free eye tests?

If you don’t know the law on eye tests for employees, it can be a little confusing. But it’s vital you understand your responsibilities as an employer, so use this guide to learn more about the laws on eye tests, payment and also contributions towards glasses. Eye test entitlement So are all employees entitled to […]

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The pros and cons of using timesheets

The pros and cons of using timesheets

Regardless of the size of your business, it can be tricky to keep track of your employees’ work and the hours that they spend in the office. With a smaller business, your time is too important to be spending it monitoring what your team is up to, and even if your business is large enough […]

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Requesting a reference

Requesting a reference

So you’ve got your vacancies out there into the wider world, sifted through a pile of CVs and interviewed some of the more interesting candidates. You think you’ve found the right person for the role, but there’s one last step to take, and that’s getting a reference to make sure there’s nothing you should be […]

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Hiring young workers

Hiring young workers

Hiring young workers can have many benefits. From the energy and enthusiasm they can bring to a role, to the financial benefits of being able to offer lower salaries, it can be attractive to recruit younger job seekers to your workforce, especially if you’re looking to mould the ideal employee over a long career. Yet […]

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Managing absence in small businesses

Managing absence in small businesses

When you run a small business with a limited team, absence can be at best frustrating, and at worst catastrophic. From the cost of providing care to the employee through sick pay, to lost hours or the expense of hiring temporary cover, it can make for a tricky time financially. That’s why it’s so important […]

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Addressing the gender pay gap

Addressing the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap has once again come into focus, following the reveal of the salaries paid to employees of the BBC. However, while the story certainly caught the attention of the wider public, business owners should already be switched on to the issue of the gender pay gap. New legislation came into effect in […]

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Employing an apprentice

Employing an apprentice

These days, many more young people are looking into apprenticeships rather than further or higher education. The chance to start work sooner, begin taking a regular salary and not rack up thousands of pounds of student debt is quite appealing. It should be appealing to an employer too, for a number of reasons, but it’s […]

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