Recruiting the right people

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Recruitment is very important, especially in small businesses. In your SME, your people are your business, so it’s important to hire the right ones. Sometimes this can be hard, especially for start-ups with low financial resource, in fact, 1 in 4 businesses said hiring skilled staff was a barrier for growth. During a period of

Not well? Stay home!

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Illness is a huge problem for businesses of all sizes, with staff absence costing UK employers billions of pounds each year. Slogging into work when we feel unwell often feels like the right thing to do, especially in a small business where there are less people to cover the work.  By coming in and soldiering

Getting staff rewards right

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SMEs are great places to work, as employees get real hands-on experience of a wide range of areas and often take a lot of responsibility. There’s also a real sense of pulling together in a small team to get things done. One drawback, however is that often smaller businesses are not able to match the salaries

How can you retain your staff? Reward them

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We know that one of the biggest challenges facing SMEs is a shortage of skills. Finding  – and keeping – talent is key to the success of your business. And when it comes to growth, a well-equipped and motivated workforce is essential. And to keep employees around, you need to keep them happy. One way

We're all going on a summer holiday

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Despite the ever changing British weather, the summer holidays are approaching fast. Although everyone loves a summer break, it can sometimes cause endless headaches for employers in terms of balancing staff levels – especially if you have employees with school aged children. Here are some tips when looking at holidays for staff: Bank Holidays It is

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