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Succession planning is even more important in small companies

Succession planning is even more important in small companies

When Ralph Lauren announced in September 2015 that he would be stepping aside, many pointed out that the luxury brand’s new Chief Executive hailed from Old Navy, its cut-price cousin. In the same month, the Volkswagen Group had no time for planning after an emissions scandal crisis that led to an instant succession requirement. The […]

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National Living Wage and what it means for Small Businesses

National Living Wage and what it means for Small Businesses

What is the National Living Wage? That might sound like a simple question, but the reality could leave business owners confused. In fact, there are two figures that are currently being promoted as the ‘Living Wage’, and it’s important not to get the two mixed up. The National Living Wage The National Living Wage, in […]

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The HR software landscape in 2016

The HR software landscape in 2016

Hi, I’m Simon, If you’re not aware, I founded Staff Squared back in 2012. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to interact with 100s of business owners and managers. The daily struggles that many of our customers recount to me are the same that I faced whilst growing my software business Atlas. Ultimately my struggles are what drove me […]

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The internet is changing – why you should update your browser.

The internet is changing – why you should update your browser.

Do you know what browser you’re using? If you’re not the most tech-savvy among us, you’d be forgiven for not even knowing what a browser is, but some changes are happening to the internet this year that it’s important for you understand. If you do know what browser you’re using, good for you smarty-pants! Feel […]

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HR in small business – an interview with HR solutions

HR in small business – an interview with HR solutions

HR Solutions is one of the UK’s leading outsourced HR consultancy firms. Founded in 2001 by Carol Ann Guilford, the business has grown from strength to strength over the intervening years. In 2014 Carol became Director of Consultancy as her son Greg, himself a CIPD qualified HR professional, took over as Managing Director. Following a […]

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Staff Training in a small business

Staff Training in a small business

How important is staff training? Absolutely vital, whether you’re part of a multi-national corporation or a small business or just one or two people. Small businesses all too often neglect the areas of staff training and development, for financial purposes or because they simply don’t see the necessity. Studies have shown, however, that staff training […]

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