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Email – a bonus or a burden?

The first email was sent in 1971 by computer engineer Raymond Tomlinson. Since then, email has spiralled beyond any expectations to become the leading form of business communication. However, it comes with its own issues and is frequently blamed for overloading employees. Reportedly, it takes 64 seconds to get back to work after opening an […]

Switching to Self-Employment – What Are the Benefits?

For many people, being able to switch to self-employment and become their own boss would be a dream come true. However, it can be extremely daunting. For example, if you start a business and would want to have good quality employees working for you – it would be prudent for you to know what are […]

Equality of Respect: Employment Law 101

In any business, human interaction is vital and taking measures to ensure that people interact with equality of respect will enrich the lifeblood of a working environment. To achieve a harmonious working environment and benefit from the positivity that it brings, it is important that both employers and employees are au fait with the ground […]

What’s the best legal structure for your new small business?

by Rachel Craig, Rapid Formations This decision can be tricky for first-time business owners. You want to start off on the right foot to maximise your chances of success and avoid unnecessary complications in the future. The good news is, it’s actually quite an easy decision when you understand the differences between the three most […]

The Importance of Physical Back-Up

We’ve all probably fallen victim to the pain of losing some important data at one stage or other in our lives, but it perhaps makes the biggest impact on small (and) big businesses since it’s very likely that a loss of important data ultimately affects your bottom line. And businesses cannot afford that. This is […]

How to Start a Successful Gardening Business

With the summer officially upon us, you’ll most likely be spending a lot more time outside in the garden. If this is one of your favourite parts of the year, you may have even considered making a full-time business out of it. The dream job scenario for everyone is a successful business in an industry […]

Choosing the right office colour for maximum productivity

Why on earth would you waste time looking through colour charts when you’ve got a business to run? Well, believe it or not, the colour of your office walls has an incredible impact on emotions, mood, behaviour and productivity levels, so it’s worth considering a makeover to ensure optimal working conditions are in place. You […]

Inside Alexander Mann – A Look at the Recruitment Business

Recruitment businesses these days exist in their numbers and both employers and prospective employees have a lot of options available to them to have that gap bridged between them. In fact, some recruitment business models are operated exclusively in the online space, naturally taking a little less of a formalised operational structure, using resume parsing […]

How to reduce employee absence levels

The average UK employee is absent from work for 6.5 days a year. This places an inordinate amount of strain on businesses in terms of the productivity levels, company reputation and, subsequently, financial cost. Genuine sickness is sometimes unavoidable, but many absences can be avoided by promoting a healthier workplace environment, improving working conditions and […]