Category : Staff and employment

Productivity: ‘almost everything’ for any small business?

How do you think your business is doing in terms of productivity? Do you really, even, know? Hard to measure, at times, perhaps, but your productivity may be key to survival and growth. It may also ...

Small businesses: The UK’s most ridiculous rules

New research by CV Library and reported in Small Business reveal a litany of ridiculous rules that are hindering small businesses in the UK. The research finds that one third of workplaces in the UK h...

London top for wages

London is top of the leaderboard for wages according to a new table compiled by job listing site Adzuna and reported in this article from Economia. The English capital comes out in front with average ...

If an employee refuses alternative employment, find out why

Negotiating redundancies can be a stressful business – for everyone involved, potentially. If you offer a member of staff alternative employment that seems appropriate to you and they refuse it, do ...

Accountants are high in demand

According to a recent feature in Economia accounting and finance staff were among the most in demand in June of this year with Brexit a factor in businesses attempting to protect themselves from uncer...

Can you dismiss someone without offering them an alternative role?

The short answer is, maybe… Obviously this is not a scenario you would ever choose – as a small business owner. But occasionally it may become apparent that the performance of someone on your tea...

New ruling helps clarify missed holiday and overtime payments

Do you have a problem with staff claims trailing back over missed holidays, overtime, commissions and so on? Good news, if so, for employers like you. New ruling A new ruling highlighted in our ICAEW...

How many women are on your board…?

The figures are still nowhere near even, though more so than back in 2013, says this piece titled ‘Women make up less than a quarter of UK boardrooms’ over in The Guardian.  It starts powerfully....

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