• Restrictive covenants and contracts of employment – advice for employers

    For most employers, setting in place rules and responsibilities for employees during their time with the company is their most important consideration. This can be achieved through having effective contracts of employment, alongside employee handbooks.

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    Fixed term employment contracts – what business owners need to know

    Fixed term employment contracts are generally seen by employers as those which “plug the gap” when their normal, permanent employees are absent for a period of time.

  • A small business guide to employee handbooks

    To help you understand how an employee handbook can help both employers and employees, here’s what every small business owner needs to know about them;

  • Work experience & internships – guide for small business owners

    Many companies are enthusiastic about creating opportunities for younger people to gain business experience and skills in shorter placements, often labeling these as work experience or internships.

  • How to design an effective incentive scheme for your small business

    An effective incentive scheme is an important way for small businesses to motivate their staff in order to improve performance and boost profits. Responding to incentives is part of human nature and employees like (and…

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    A small business owner’s guide to calculating holiday pay

    When you employ staff you must give them a certain amount of annual leave, and pay them during this time. If your employees work a set amount of hours, and received a fixed salary, calculating…