In difficult economic times, all SMEs walk a tightrope between cutting costs and investing in the future of their business
Sometimes it can seem like the world of business has no room for personality. People need to match the job description rather than the other way round. But is there a way we can work according to who our employees really are?
It’s an unfortunate truism that in the business world opinions are formed in the first few seconds of meeting someone. But what does your state of dress say about you? And is a suit and tie all you want people to see?
Family businesses make up a huge proportion of UK plc. And with their long-term outlooks, they could be just the kind of companies the economy needs right now
The ideal non-executive director should be like a friendly uncle – he can put his arm around you while giving you a good bollocking. Read on for the lowdown on why you need one, and when and how to get the relationship right
Auto-enrolment is intended to help us save a little more for our future. But it seems like the cost of that is being paid now as employers worry that auto-enrolment will cost them a tenth of their payroll
The Government’s plans to auto-enrol employees in their employers pension schemes is intended to reduce the strain on their coffers in years to come. But the initiative has run into something of a stumbling block – half of us don’t even know it exists
Dealing with underachievers can be tricky at the best of times, let alone in a small firm. But there are ways to make it less painful…