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...
Bring your own device – yes or no?

Bring your own device – yes or no?

Encouraging your workforce to embrace technology can bring all sorts of benefits, but a key decision business owners need to make is whether to provide any electronic devices staff will be using for work, or to allow (or indeed require) employees to use their own – an...
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,...