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What’s the impact of smoking on businesses?

Smokers cost their bosses and small businesses almost £2,000 per year in lost productivity for cigarette breaks, research from the British Heart Foundation shows. An average of one in five members of staff smoke, taking four cigarette breaks ...


Are you ready for the GDPR?

Written by Simon Morgan, South East London and North Kent The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force next May, with fines for non-compliance reaching as high as €20m or 4% of global turnover, whichever is higher. Yet desp...


Does monitoring staff comms count as illegal spying?

You would think that it is entirely reasonable to check on your staff to see if they are spending their time at work doing company work - and not using the company IT systems for personal use. However, a recent ruling from the European Court of Hu...


Top tips to motivate employees

The success or failure of a business depends on the people it hires. And whilst employees are the biggest asset, they are often the biggest expenditure. Making sure staff are happy and engaged can often be a challenge - especially on a Friday afte...


Four benefits of having a diverse workforce in your business

A diverse workforce has the potential to not only benefit you and your staff, but your customers too! An inclusive team can harness new ideas and strengthen networks and communities. A team with a diverse range of work and life experiences can enr...


Sexual Harassment: Don’t Shake It Off

Popstar Taylor Swift recently won a lawsuit after a radio DJ groped her during a photo opportunity. The court heard that David Mueller, 54, groped Taylor's bum in 2013 while she was on tour. Swift told Mueller's boss, and the DJ was fired from his...