If left with no option but to let one of your team go, be prepared to invest enough time and resources to make it a relatively pain-free process
With growth at the top of the agenda for small businesses, figuring out who will lead the company into the bright, new world is a rather tall task
It’s no surprise that employees can be feeling a little deflated at the beginning of the year. But they can be easily re-engaged, says Martin Reed
Dealing with conflict can be difficult. But when an argument between two staff members threatens to damage your business, you can’t avoid getting involved
Survey reveals almost half of UK workers feel threatened by their bosses
If the threat of redundancies is on the horizon, battening down the hatches and boarding up the windows may not be the best approach. Instead, engaging directly with staff can be a better way to avoid long-term structural damage
By helping new enterprises find their feet, mentoring can be a hugely rewarding experience – for all involved
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?