The importance of being honest

As the financial year draws to a close, many companies are running annual appraisals or performance reviews for staff.  Well conducted appraisals can be very motivational.  However, managers must be trained in conducting appraisals to ensure that feedback is constructive and honest.  All too often...

More than just the beer

While the reduction in beer duty in the recent budget was greeted with cheers, there was also some good new for small and medium employers.  From April 2014 the government are introducing a £2,000 Employment Allowance.  In an effort to encourage companies to hire staff,...

Just as we thought winter was over…

Spring seemed just around the corner and then suddenly there is another deluge of snow. This makes driving conditions tricky and plays havoc with public transport. So, as an employer, what should you do if staff can't get to work? Ultimately it is the employee's responsibility to...