Employee and hr advice and news
Business owners need to know how to manage employees. Understanding employment law, encouraging efficiency, and hiring cheaply are all priorities. We've compiled tips and guides to help you deal with your employees effectively
Guide to creating health and safety policy
This guest post from Edward Jones of Riverview Solicitors offers some practical guidance for businesses on getting started with health and safety, and looks at what a policy should include.
Get £2,000 off your National Insurance bill
Josh Hall | 20 Mar 2014
Small businesses will be able to claim up to £2,000 off their employer’s National Insurance bill from next month.
Pension auto-enrolment - How can I make it affordable?
Josh Hall | 23 Sep 2013
New pension rules will cost small businesses £8,900 each.
Hiring your first employee - A video guide
Josh Hall | 9 Jul 2013
Becoming an employer is a landmark moment in the life of any small business. It's an important step on the road to success - but you need to be prepared.
Everybody out! Industrial action and your rights as an employer
Julie Sillito | 31 May 2013
With the recent death of Lady Thatcher news reports have focused on events during her time as Prime Minister, which included significant industrial action.
Save £5,000 with the National Insurance holiday
Josh Hall | 21 May 2013
The number of businesses applying for the National Insurance 'holiday' has fallen to an all-time low.
Companies to be investigated over internships
Josh Hall | 22 Apr 2013
HMRC is set to investigate 100 companies after a campaign group told the government they could be breaking the law over internships.
One of the most significant costs of employment is being reduced as a result of the government's 2013 Budget.
Making recruitment fair: Seven steps from a legal perspective
Beth Brierley | 6 Feb 2013
Solicitor and employment law specialist Beth Brierley runs through the legal dos and don'ts for the recruitment process in this guest post.
Top tips for preventing construction site injuries
By Jade Wimbledon | 26 April 2012
As an employer, you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees. So what can you do to keep your workplace safe?
Five small business recruitment myths
By Josh Hall | 1 December 2011
Taking on an employee is a big responsibility, but it is not something from which you should shy away.