What are auto enrolment pensions? By now, you’ve heard about auto enrolment pensions. Auto enrolment ensures that all workers over the age of 22, earning more than £833 per month, are making contributions towards a pension fund. Saving for the future is important. And, there are many ways to do
When an employee announces their pregnancy, you’re all smiles on the surface. You congratulate them. You’re happy for them. Now, you’re faced with issues surrounding maternity leave. Businesses are expected to take this experience in their stride. But the truth is, things are never that simple. For small businesses, maternity
Effective human resource strategies are essential for small businesses. They aren’t a luxury that you can skip, particularly in today’s business climate. To understand the importance of a good HR strategy, it is necessary to appreciate what the workforce of today is looking for. Understanding Generation Y Employees are less
UPDATE: Since we wrote this blog post we’ve added staff onboarding checklists to Staff Squared. They automatically manage all of the onboarding processes so you don’t have to. Check them out! So, you’ve hired someone new. Now, you have the complicated task of helping them to adjust to the business
One of the best things that you can do as an employer, for the continued success of your business from a recruitment and staff retention perspective, is to find out why employees are leaving. It always happens. Every business has a staff turnover rate, though some are better than others.
The best workforce is one that is made not of near-identical employees, but of varied and diverse workers that complement one another. There is strength in difference, but this can mean that getting everyone to agree can seem like an impossible task! Creating a consensus Getting your staff to support