hiring freelancers

8 Tips for Hiring Freelancers

The notion of hiring a freelancer is likely one that has entered the mind of just about all business owners at one time or another. Particularly for smaller businesses that are not yet ready to invest in a permanent workforce, freelancers can offer the ideal solution when an ...
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working from home

Will Working from Home Become the New Normal?

This year, the coronavirus lockdown has demonstrated that many companies can, in fact, continue as normal with employees working from home, with so many being forced to do so. Therefore, many business owners may now be inclined to maintain this method of working to save on ov ...
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payroll queries

Payroll Queries – Who Do I Talk To?

When payday comes around, there are employees all over the world who have questions and concerns about their pay packet. Whether they were expecting more or less, seemingly incorrect or unanticipated amounts can lead to severe anxiety – especially if they are not sure who to ...
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Will your business be affected by Sunak’s Summer Statement?

On Wednesday Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will be delivering a Summer Statement. Labelled by some as a ‘mini Budget’, we are expecting some major announcements that will reveal the Government’s economic strategy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as t ...
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outsourcing

Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Services for SMEs

Owners of SMEs might find that their teams either lack the time or experience to carry out all the necessary functions of a business, whether this is HR and payroll, IT, or something else. If this is the case, there are a great number of outsourcing services that can be procu ...
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hr checklist

Your Go-To HR Checklist Template

When a member of the HR team decides to leave, it’s vital to get properly prepared for their absence – whether they will be replaced or their work will be absorbed into the rest of the team. Every HR professional has an accumulation of valuable knowledge, that can span ...
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motivating remote employees

Motivating Remote Employees – A Guide to Engaging Your Staff

Remote workers, whether they’ve been working out of the office for a long time or they’re new to it, can quickly feel isolated and disconnected from their teams. If this is the case, it’s likely that the effort they put into their tasks will begin to wane, and they might star ...
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Stress Awareness Month: Your homeworking space

As part of our series for Stress Awareness Month throughout April we are posting a collection of articles offering advice on how we can manage our stress whilst working from home. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, because prior ...
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gender pay gap

Equal Pay Day – How it looks around the UK

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolises how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. The day originated in 1996 as a public awareness event to highlight the gap between men’s and women’s wages. Our recent International Women’s Da ...
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COVID-19 and the self-employed: What has Rishi Sunak announced?

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a major package of “new support for the self-employed” to help those in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. A new “Self-employment Income Support Scheme” was revealed during yesterday’s (26th March 2020) ...
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