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GDPR Compliance checklist for small businesses

GDPR Compliance checklist for small businesses

As the implementation date for GDPR gets nearer, it’s vital that you have a plan in place for how you’re going to make sure your business is compliant. It’s no good waiting until the legislation comes into effect and then acting on it – you need to get everything ready now so that you’re compliant […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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