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When an employee goes AWOL to attend a protest…

Are you so passionate about climate change that you would be willing to let employees take time off to protest? Earlier in the year, the teen activist Greta Thunberg inspired schoolchildren to bunk off school – sorry, but you can’t strike fro...

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How to manage strong personalities in your business

The first thing to remember is, there is no right or wrong personality type. And that employees with strong personalities have an important role to play in any successful business. As do those who tend to be more reserved. But without good management...

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Why flexible learning matters to your business

As a business owner you would have heard that training employees boosts productivity and can take your business to the next level. Which sounds great! If it wasn’t for the time it takes, the expense incurred and then the risk of them leaving with a...

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Don’t trip up on the most common cause of workplace injury

While falls from height are the biggest killer in UK workplaces, same level slips, trips and falls are actually the most common cause of non-fatal injury. In fact, the 2017/18 statistics from the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurren...

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How to manage a negative employee

Negative employees can be real energy zappers. Their negativity can be contagious and halt productivity for the wider team. Blaming others for incomplete work or poor performance, holding up projects, criticising company procedures and complaining ab...

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Is this meeting necessary?

Have you ever stopped to ask, “Why are we having this meeting?”. If the only answer presented to you is “We always meet at this time every week.”, it’s time to put meetings under the microscope. If you’re looking at ways to improve pro...

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Could you be paying the price for incorrect payroll?

A reminder for payroll cut-off pops up in your calendar. How does it make you feel? If you have someone in place to manage PAYE for your business, you might dismiss it without a second thought. But, if you are managing payroll yourself, it could be a...

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Should you be paying your interns?

Summer’s here, and along with the sunshine will come summer interns for many businesses around the UK. But how should you pay them? Do you need to pay them at all? In order to know whether you need to be paying interns, you first need to establi...

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