HR tips

  • A first aider providing CPR training to an employee, who’s using a doll to practise.

    First aid courses for your employees (and why they’re important)

    First aid courses are really important, because they prepare your employees for any accidents that could occur in the workplace.

  • A man working from home with a set of headphones on

    How to motivate employees working from home

    Operating in a highly digital world means that more employees are working from home than ever before. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of people had started to work remotely thanks to the functionality that the internet and the cloud offered.

  • A small business owner shaking hands with a new employee.

    When to hire new employees for your small business

    There likely will come a time to hire new employees for your business, but knowing when this time is can be tricky.

  • A job description laid out on a desk with an orange folder on top of it

    Why are job descriptions important?

    Job descriptions have been around for hundreds of years. In newspapers from the 1880s, you can find people looking for everything from servants and apprentices to apothecaries, and nowadays, it’s easy to find available jobs with a quick online search.

  • An estate agent sat at her desk on the phone to a client.

    What should be included in a job description?

    Finding the right people to work for your business can make the difference between success and failure, so it pays to know your stuff when it comes to the recruitment process.

  • A large group of people sitting in the waiting room before a job interview.

    How to find and hire great employees

    Finding and hiring top talent for your business requires a unique combination of skills and the use of a range of techniques.

  • Freelancer sat at his desk working on his laptop

    5 legal issues freelancers can face and how to manage them

    When it comes to choosing a career as a freelancer, the benefits are abundant – having the freedom to choose how much or how little work you take on, where you work, who you work with, what you work on and overall having the freedom to control your own career.

  • Woman studying contract with pen in hand

    What to do if an employee or subcontractor breaches their contract

    If you are self-employed and run your own business, you’ll know that finding the right people to help you to carry out the day to day work of your organisation can be difficult.

  • Two people sat at a table signing a business contract

    What is a breach of contract?

    Many businesses rely on employees to ensure that the day-to-day running of the business is taken care of. Each permanent employee will have a contract that lays out certain terms and conditions that should be adhered to while working for the company, but what happens when there is a breach of such a contract?

  • How to use social media to recruit employees

    How to use social media to recruit employees

    People are the key to any successful business, but in the early stages of growth the high costs associated with traditional methods of recruiting have forced some businesses to try a relatively new way of searching for potential candidates: social media.