Close-knit, small businesses have an advantage when it comes to nurturing a company culture. Here we look at some of the big brands that have nailed it, and what business lessons SMEs can take away.
Research has shown that 26% of the UK population believe they do not have a good work-life balance. Pair this with the 58% who state they are “too tired” to exercise during the work week, and it’s clear we need to find ways to help employees be healthy and happy.
According to the Office of National Statistics, half of the UK workforce will work remotely by 2020. But just because it’s now more common doesn’t mean bosses feel positive about it.
With the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) proposing a significantly increased focus on company culture in its consultation on the Corporate Governance Code, the issue of culture has become something of a hot topic around the board room table.
Today’s HR managers are increasingly targeting millennials to rejuvenate the workforce. However, this generation of employees demand flexibility – in both their working hours, and working location.
If someone was to ask me what is the single most important function of my role as managing director is, I would say: developing and investing in my leadership team.
Companies with 250 or more members of staff are required to report gender pay gap figures by 4 April 2018. While it largely focuses on tackling inequality within big corporations, the onus has also been put on SME bosses to unlock equal pay.
“Curiosity killed the cat” according to the old English phrase. But in a complex digital world where there is so much information for us to consume, can being curious really evoke bad omens?
Sexual harassment is still prevalent in the modern workplace. But while much emphasis is placed on bolstering the right policies, is there a way bosses can spot whether the workplace itself needs an urgent change?
Despite the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, and the value of sterling, UK SMEs are operating in a dynamic and exciting business environment where expansion is a viable option.
Tony Gale, HR solutions expert at Access Group, shares thoughts on how SMEs can learn from corporate giants to develop an employer brand of their own.
The media seems to be flooded with talk around gender equality, race or sexual orientation. As the world came together last month to celebrate World Religion Day, we’re once again prompted to think about the importance of embracing a diverse workforce.