I always thought that starting a new job would be hard, but it’s not as daunting as I once thought. After moving two hours away from my childhood home to start this apprenticeship, I was worried, to say the least. After doing a year-long course in media makeup, I wasn’t expecting to start an apprenticeship…

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How to get new ideas for your business

There is one question that I tend to get asked quite often and that is “How on earth did you think of that?” or “Where did that idea come from?”.  I will let you into a secret, there is no such thing as an original idea, but there is such a thing as authenticity.  If…

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The Cost Of A Bad Hire (and how to avoid it)

Finding the right person to join your team is always tricky. There is no magic bullet, even if you have the most rigorous of recruitment procedures. If you’re a small business it can feel even more crucial to get the right person; you simply don’t have the time and money to waste on a bad…

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Justice for All

Back in July 2013, there was a considerable shake-up in how employees could access justice if they felt that they had received unfair treatment from their employers. This was the introduction of a fee structure whereby individuals wishing to pursue a claim through a Tribunal would have to pay a fee in order to do…

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The landscape of employment taxes is slowly starting to shift, with changes to salary sacrifice arrangements and calculation of company car and accommodation benefits where an employee reimburses the employer. The latest shift to take place in relation to the taxation of termination payment started to come into being on 6 April 2018 with more…

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What is workplace bullying, and how do you deal with it?

You would have thought that after leaving school, being a victim of bullying would be a thing of the past. However, you’d be surprised when you step out into the world of work that it continues to happen in a workplace too. You may have got away with dealing with it in a certain way…

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