• Making a contractual job offer to a new employee

    Following a successful recruitment and selection process, employers will be able to identify which candidates they wish to employ. Making a job offer to the successful candidate appears to be a straightforward area of law,…

  • Employee Request for Annual Leave

    Can employers decline an employee’s annual leave request?

    Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, employees are entitled to take a minimum of 5.6 times their normal working week as paid annual leave each year.

  • How to hire graduates for your small business

    A recent study found that 48% of millennial graduates believe a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) to be the ideal sized business to work for as opposed to a larger organisation. Even with this encouraging…

  • Challenges new businesses face when hiring staff

    The challenges of recruitment for startups

    Hiring the right people is vital for the growth of your company. It is likely to go some way in contributing to the development of the business and helping it to become successful.

  • employed, self employed and worker

    Employment status – why do I need to know the difference?

    It would be fair to say that employment status has been a contentious issue in recent times as business owners and staff in various sectors dispute the true nature of their respective working arrangements. As…

  • Retaining and rewarding key staff with EMI share options

    Incentivising and rewarding staff with an EMI share option scheme

    For many companies, staff retention is a key issue. Giving employees a slice of the business can foster a sense of ownership and can be a key element in retaining and rewarding them.