|SMEs taking shortcuts when dismissing staff|
Nearly two thirds of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) admit to not following correct procedures when sacking a worker, research finds.
|Businesses look to take on staff before year end|
More employers intend to hire staff than lay them off in the remainder of 2012, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
|New parents to benefit from employment reforms|
Reforms that will allow parents to share up to a year's leave after the birth of a child have been announced by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.
|SME directors struggle to enjoy holidays|
Small business owners have been too worried about work to enjoy their holidays, finds research.
|How much does HR cost?|
How much does HR cost your organisation? The HR team’s wages, office space, training courses, stationary, web space.... how much does it actually cost to have a whole department dedicated to dealing with complex people and legal issues?
|SMEs seek alternative staff training methods|
Small businesses are sourcing affordable training alternatives in order to sidestep steep staff development costs, new research has revealed.
|SME workers lack financial support|
More than half of employees in small and medium-sized companies face financial struggles and three quarters report a lack of advice in the workplace, research finds.
|Unemployment drops to lowest level in a year|
Unemployment fell to its lowest level for almost a year between April and June, according to the Office for National Statistics.
|As A-level results drop and uni fees rise, students must open eyes|
The first drop in A-level grades as results are released today coincides with the first year of higher tuition fees and a 7% fall in offers made by universities. This is in addition to the news that only 4% of graduate applicants actually make it onto an official graduate scheme.
|Essential questions to ask a recruitment agency|
If you choose to use a recruitment agency to find the right candidate for a vacancy, here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of them.
|Tribunals still a headache for small businesses|
Employers still considerthe tribunal processa major source of frustration despite the latest statistics showing a 15 per cent fall in the number of claims, says an employment law specialist.
|Comedy valued in the office|
Forget honesty, trust or respect, what workers really want in a boss is a sense of humour, according to new research.
|Starting up costly for businesspeople|
Entrepreneurs require £94,000 in start-up capital on average to get their business going, research finds.
|£1.9m Cornwall transport project completes|
A £1.9m transport scheme in Cornwall, which is set to support the creation of 400 jobs in the area, has been completed.
|Business owners consider throwing in the towel|
Nearly half of all small business owners have seriously considered either selling their business or closing it down completely in the past five years.
|UK companies ready for Olympics|
As the countdown to the Games slips under 25 days, UK businesses are making preparations to lessen the possible impact of the event, new findings show.
|Music the food of business|
More than three quarters of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) feel that playing music in the workplaceincreases staff moraleand creates a better working environment.
|Next generation workforce lacking basic skills|
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned that schools must do more to make youngsters more attractive to future employers.
|10 recruiting annoyances that jobseekers hate – and how you can avoid them|
Take a look at some of the top recruiter annoyances, and how you can get around them.
|SME managers spurn 'entrepreneur' label|
Businesspeople who refer to themselves as entrepreneurs may be a dying breed, suggests new research.
|Mulberry to create 300 Somerset jobs|
Luxury fashion brand Mulberry has announced that it is to create 300 jobs in Somerset with the opening of a second factory.
|Customer service called into question|
Bad-mannered front of house staff are the main reason that professionals are put off from doing business with other companies, research finds.
|Small businesses lax on data security|
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are not taking basic precautions to protect confidential data because they do not believe that losing private information will have any impact on their business.
|Biggest Job Spec Turn Offs!|
Following a survey carried out by job board Monster, check out some of the amusing major bugbears reported by job seekers and employers alike.
|SMEs overlook mentoring|
Business owners are widely ignoring the benefits of a personal business mentor, research finds.