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Small Business HR Insights for 2019

Posted: 11th February 2019

By: Kay Heald

Here is a summary of important areas likely to impact HR and employment within small businesses. Brexit It will be important to equip managers and employees with the skills and…

Permaculture – refreshingly effective

Posted: 8th August 2018

By: Milly Carmichael

“Permaculture? Isn’t that all herb spirals and compost toilets? What’s it got to do with my business?   Maybe more than you think. Would you like your business to be…

Rethinking Success – the rule of three

Posted: 12th March 2018

By: Milly Carmichael

How do you define and recognise success? We hear a great deal today about what it means to be successful. It is often couched in terms of the things we…

Latest Employment News for Small Businesses

Posted: 8th January 2018

By: Kay Heald

There’s always lots of changes to keep an eye on when you are managing people – this is a short summary rounding up relevant law changes and employment information for…

How Disability Confident Are You?

Posted: 4th December 2017

By: Kay Heald

Did you know that almost a fifth of the working age population is disabled and the vast majority of these people develop their conditions or impairments during their working lives.…

Bah the HR Humbug!

Posted: 22nd November 2017

By: Helen Astill

As we approach the festive season, you will probably find stories doing the rounds on social media about those strict people in HR who will not let people enjoy themselves…

How cyber-secure are your staff?

Posted: 16th October 2017

By: Helen Astill

You may have put all your firewalls and spam filters in place and had your cyber security review sorted, and ticked that off your “To do” list, but that is…

Small Business Anthropology

Posted: 17th July 2017

By: Kay Heald

I always thought anthropology was something you studied in the deep recesses of a university college, along the corridor from archaeology! Anthropology is a field of research which draws on…

Is Your Business Looking After Young Workers?

Posted: 5th June 2017

By: Kay Heald

Are organisations either turning a blind eye or simply unaware of their responsibilities, particularly with regard to casual hour contracts and young workers? New ways of working, different categories of…