Since the days of the Youth Training Scheme, the Government has always tried to publicly ‘push’ the idea of Apprentices and what they can do for businesses both large and small. However the reality of Apprenticeships is less a mixed bag of results, more a bag of pitiful re-engineering that is not fit for purpose.
Small Business Human Resources
For small businesses, entrepreneurs, SME’s and large corporations alike, the human resources department is important for business success. Human resources performs more duties than simply handling the employing of staff and colleagues once a year or processing payroll on a weekly or monthly basis. Instead, this department helps to develop a businesses strategy and handles the companies employee-centered activities. But being a small business, an entrepreneur or SME probably means you can’t afford your own department, so here are a few ‘head starts’ before you call in the experts to help…
Smaller businesses looking to reduce their workforces should urgently prepare for the costs of redundancies, following changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme made late last year.
That’s the warning from human resources experts The HR Dept, which provides human resources advice and support for more than 6,500 small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK and Ireland.
Today, Friday 15th February, the Supreme Court gave its long awaited input into a long running legal fight from Uber – a case known as Uber v Aslam & Others. It has huge implications for small business owners and freelancers.
Large companies are generally amazing at social monitoring. Have you ever tagged a company in a post on social media, either positive or negative, and received a response within minutes? Well, that’s due to their stellar social monitoring….
The initial shock of lockdown HAS receded. We’re not seeing social media posts about wildlife wandering into city centres, schools have reopened, and the roads are fairly busy again. At the same time, we’re wearing masks, social distancing and maintaining our bubbles.
So, what does this underlying uncertainty mean for small businesses and their teams?
If we didn’t already know, then today’s BBC article has confirmed it – we’re in a recession. What does that usually mean? We look to save money. What’s typically the biggest cost for an employer? Their staff, and the costs associated with employing them. Salaries and on-costs are the obvious ones, but then there’s training and benefits – and HR support.
New York Times Bestseller Mike Michalowicz, talks to YBKBS about how to ‘Fix’ your small business easily. A must read for small business owners.
Read/Watch/Listen to the full interview only at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
There comes a point where an opportunity presents itself. Here’s a story about Ciao Beleza who took his and his experience can teach small business owners to see the opportunities in the opportunity.
Part 2 of 2 – Today’s guest is a PR expert, founder, author and teacher. She set up her own business in 2015 because she was completely disillusioned by how traditional agencies weren’t servicing the independents and small businesses of the UK in the way they needed…we’ll show you how to be better.
Small Business Marketing
We all have to sell ourselves at some point – whether it be as a corporate warrior, a small business owner, a ‘disruptor’ or as an individual. But how do we gain a following and self promote WITHOUT looking like a T***?
Let’s look at one of the cheapest ways to boost your business status and marketing with networking.