Employees

Health and safety growing in importance to firms

Businesses are adopting a more 'hands-on' approach to health and safety issues, a new survey has suggested.

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Consultation on retirement age closes

The government’s consultation into the future of the default retirement age of 65 has closed.

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Flexible working rights should be extended

The government is believed to be looking at plans to give all employees the right to request flexible working.

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Your employees

No matter how much cash there is in the bank or how large its stock is, a firm's most valuable asset is its employees. Taking care of your staff can make the difference between an ordinary business and a truly successful one.

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Incentivising your employees

An independent review has said that involving employees fully in the future of their firms will help businesses to innovate, develop and grow.

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Setting pay

Every employer knows just how important wages are to recruiting and keeping good employees. So how best to go about setting rates of pay?

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Managing a contractor

A number of businesses use contractors and subcontractors to carry out short-term work or to supply specialist skills on specific projects.

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Employee share schemes

Employee share schemes, such as share incentive plans (SIPs) and Save As You Earn (SAYE) schemes, are increasingly being used by firms to reward good staff performance and retain workers, and make an attractive remuneration package when recruiting.

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