Key factors in employee engagement

Key factors in employee engagement

It is well-established that a highly-engaged workforce brings multiple business-benefits, raising productivity, lowering absence, reducing turnover and encouraging innovation. But what are the key factors you should be considering if you want to ensure your workforce...
Managing homeworking effectively

Managing homeworking effectively

We’ve already found out about the benefits of flexible working in your business, and one of the most popular forms of flexible working is working from home. Technological developments mean that it is possible for workers in many different roles to do their work at...
Refusing flexible working requests

Refusing flexible working requests

While we would encourage employers to agree flexible working requests if possible (here’s why), sometimes this is difficult. Here are the top six questions we get asked about refusing flexible working. Am I allowed to refuse a request? Yes absolutely. You must...
Training on a budget in your small business

Training on a budget in your small business

Good staff development can have enormous benefits for your small business, and a significant impact on your bottom line, but many business owners are worried about the cost of training, so don’t prioritise it as they should. If you’d like to invest in training for...
Key business benefits of staff training

Key business benefits of staff training

Many small business owners don’t prioritise training, and it’s easy to see why. Training involves costs in terms of time and money which can place a strain on a small organisation. Employees miss time at work and either have to be replaced or don’t get their work...
How to identify when TUPE applies

How to identify when TUPE applies

One of the main problems many business owners (and even HR people) get confused about in respect of TUPE is when it actually applies. What the legislation specifies is that TUPE applies when there is what is called a “relevant transfer”. But what is a “relevant...
What is TUPE?

What is TUPE?

Most small business owners and managers have heard of “TUPE” but may not be too clear exactly what it entails, how it works or when it applies. This brief guide outlines the main principles as a starting point to understanding what TUPE is and how it may apply to your...