Workplace pension basics

Workplace pension basics

Most small business owners know that they have obligations in terms of pensions for their staff under the auto-enrolment system, however for new employers or those who didn’t previously have staff who were entitled to be automatically enrolled into a scheme, it can be...
Flexible benefits in a small business

Flexible benefits in a small business

Flexible benefit programmes used to be something which were only really accessible to larger organisations, due to the administrative burden and costs involved. Flexible benefits providers used to require clients to have minimum employee numbers higher than many SMEs,...
Rest periods at work – the basics

Rest periods at work – the basics

Most managers know that staff are entitled to time off work, but understanding exactly what the rules are can get confusing. With that in mind, here are the basics around rest periods for your employees. Importance of rest As well being a legal entitlement, making...
Managing a successful shift system

Managing a successful shift system

When managing a shift system there are a variety of factors to consider in order to ensure things run smoothly and staff are productive and happy. Much of this centres around health and safety, but there are also management issues to consider. Here are some key...