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  • 7 New Management Principles for Small Businesses

    Management Principles for Small Businesses

    Why do small businesses need new Management Principles? In an increasingly globalised and competitive business world, how can small businesses not only stand out from the crowd, but adapt, survive and prosper? Relying on outmoded traditional bureaucratic and hierarchical management styles favouring control, conformity and discipline, are no longer viable options. So what are the new management principles small businesses need, to respond to…

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  • 2018 Employment Law Changes

    HR Newsletter for Small and Micro Businesses

    For busy managers of small businesses, there’s always lots to navigate, interpret and filter around employment law. This short digest will help you focus on some of the most relevant areas likely to affect your business over the first few months of 2018. National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage Increases (April 2018) The National Living Wage will increase to £7.83 per hour and the National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year olds will…

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  • Criminal Finances Act

    Criminal Finances

    Criminal Finances Act – Guidance for Small Businesses What is the Criminal Finances Act? The Criminal Finances Act became law in April 2017 and it is expected that the regulations will take effect from 30th September 2017. The new rules cover both UK and overseas taxes (where there is a UK element). The Criminal Finances Act 2017 will make companies and partnerships criminally liable if they fail to prevent tax evasion by either a…

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  • Anthropology in Small Businesses

    small business anthropology

    Anthropology and Business Isn’t anthropology something you study in the deep recesses of a university college, along the corridor from archaeology? Anthropology is a field of research which draws on social and biological sciences to understand human behaviour, interactions and cultures. Yet, it is also a growing area of study in business circles too! Big brand, large global corporations have been busy recruiting anthropologists and cultural…

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  • Can Small Businesses Embrace Hygge?

    heartfulness as a new workplace stress buster

    February might traditionally be associated with red roses and hearts, but maybe this year workplaces can give their employees the gift of Hygge (a Danish concept, pronounced hoo-gah) to help create more harmony and wellbeing! So what is ‘Hygge’? Hygge caught the imagination of the UK papers and magazines last year, appearing in articles from The Guardian to Elle. If you look on Amazon, you will see a dizzying array of ‘hygge’ inspired…

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  • Statutory Rates, Salary Sacrifice, Apprenticeship Levy and Modern Slavery

    Rate changes, Shared Parental Leave, Statutory Adoption changes and Unpaid Parental Leave extension

    Welcome to my first employment news update of 2017. Over the coming months, please be reassured that I’ll be interpreting and translating employment law changes and finding out what is most relevant to you and your business! National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage Increases (April 2017) The National Living Wage will increase to £7.50 per hour. The National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year olds will increase to £7.05 per hour; for 18 to 20…

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  • Heartfulness vs Mindfulness

    heartfulness as a new workplace stress buster

    Is heartfulness about to knock mindfulness off its pedestal as the latest weapon in the battle against workplace stress? In our fastrack, quick-fix lives, there is a tendency to look for shortcut solutions rather than explore, practice and study a technique or discipline in detail. Mindfulness is often used as a quick and easy, standalone concept (eg sitting still and focussing on breathing, using colouring in books, harnessing the present…

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  • Zero Hour Contracts, Holiday Pay, Caste Discrimination and Gender Pay Reporting

    Zero Hour Contracts, Holiday Pay, Caste Discrimination and Gender Pay Reporting

    The latest news about Zero Hour Contracts, Holiday Pay, Caste Discrimination and Gender Pay Reporting, plus useful guidance and links.

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  • What’s in Store for Small Businesses under the New Government?

    What’s in Store for Small Businesses under the New Government?

    What will the new Government do for small businesses? Here's a summary of the main areas likely to affect small businesses over the coming months and years (+ updates).

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  • The Small Business Guide to Social Media at Work

    AI: Friend or Foe?

    Social Media in the workplace can be tricky for the small business to navigate - read on for some useful pointers.

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