• How to set up a Small business IT network

    How to set up a small business IT network

    Having a data network has become a requirement for all modern businesses, regardless of size. An IT network gives your workforce access to the internet and other services like VoIP, allowing employees to communicate and…

  • A practical guide to flexible working rights for small businesses

    Every employee that has worked for you for more than 26 weeks has the statutory right to request flexible working.

    Here’s what every small business owner needs to know about flexible working rights, and how to handle flexible working requests from staff so that you don’t end up in front of an Employment Tribunal.

  • project management tips and advice

    The importance of roles and responsibilities in project management

    One of the key attributes of projects is that they are not structured in the same way as ordinary business departments. A number of people, possibly including contractors or consultants, are brought together to deliver…

  • what to do when employee has lied on CV

    Can you dismiss an employee if they lied on their CV?

    It is common for individuals to exaggerate or embellish certain aspects of their CV when applying for a role, however employers can be faced with a serious problem if it turns out the person they…

  • Becoming an employer – your responsibilities when you hire staff

    No matter how successful your business has been with just you working in it, if you want to grow you’ll need to employ people. There are a number of essential things you will need to…

  • Negative company review by employee

    Can you dismiss an employee for posting a negative company review?

    Company reviews left on websites such as Glassdoor and Indeed can be a great way for your organisation to build a positive reputation and help in efforts to recruit new talent. However, there is always…