18 01, 2013

Snow go?

By |2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00January 18th, 2013|Business Management, Small business employers|0 Comments

As soon as heavy snowfall is forecast in the UK employees start getting concerned about their ability to get to work, and employers become concerned about staff attendance and productivity levels. We just don't get heavy snow frequently enough for us to be prepared in the same way that other countries with 'proper' winters are. [...]

5 12, 2012

Burden or bonus?

By |2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00December 5th, 2012|Business Management, Hiring and Outsourcing, Small business employers|2 Comments

I recently had an interesting discussion with a successful entrepreneur about the current trend amongst the small business community to outsource tasks and responsibilities, rather than hire employees and keep the work in-house, which is his preferred model. It prompted me to ask him what his level of turnover was when he first took on [...]

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