Monthly Archives March 2016

Why HR is essential for small businesses

Why HR is essential for small businesses People are the greatest asset to any business, however this is specifically true for small businesses where several roles can be occupied by one person and successful growth is contingent on securing and retaining talented employees. In light of this, developing a business strategy which encompasses the management of people within the organisation is crucial for dictating a successful business trajectory. This is where HR becomes a key player. Business owners may have worked hard to attract the right candidates for the job, but understanding how to manage different personalities, whilst helping employees
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Are your employees satisified? 5 reasons they may be fed up

It can be a real blow when a trusted employee hands in their notice, especially for SMEs with a small workforce. Life brings new opportunities and your loyal staff-member may have simply found a post which suits them better; you shouldn’t assume they’re leaving because they were unhappy working for you. But there’s always a niggling doubt in a boss’s mind: “Why have they really left? What is it my employees aren’t telling me? Are they happy?” Communicating with staff is vital for the successful running of any business; meetings, informal chats and employee surveys – (SurveyMonkey.com offer free online survey
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Pensions Auto Enrolment: 10 tips to help get you ready

Pensions Auto Enrolment: 10 tips to help get you ready With up to 40,000 SMEs hitting their auto-enrolment (AE) staging date this year, financial advice will be in great demand. By 2017, nearly 1 million smaller employers will have been through the process. With perhaps fewer resources than larger employers, SMEs will need the right support to find the best solution for their business. Jamie Jenkins, Head of Workplace Strategy at Standard Life, comments: 
”Small and micro employers are crucial to the UK economy and employ a significant number of the people auto-enrolment is most targeted at, with many of
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Big employment law issues for smaller employers

Big employment law issues for smaller employers What SMEs should look out for during 2016 Employment continues to be a highly politicised issue and significant changes to the law governing it have been brought in nearly every year during the last decade. This year is running true to form, and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) should start planning now for the most significant developments. National living wage Despite the name, this is best understood as an increased national minimum wage for workers aged 25 and over. The initial rate to be introduced from April 2016 will be £7.20 an
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Double celebrations for two Lincoln Businesses

Double celebrations for two Lincoln Businesses Following the launch of the Petaurum Solutions company page on Facebook, we had decided that we’d surprise our 100th follower with an unannounced giveaway to show our appreciation. Last week we had the great pleasure of revealing to Ribs n Bibs – a great American Smokehouse in the heart of Lincoln – that they would be receiving free access to our popular Benefits Lite package for all of their hard-working employees.    From L to R: Charles Patrick and Adam Morgan (Rib ‘n’ Bibs) and Adam Davey (Petaurum Solutions)   Co-founder of Ribs ‘n’
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