Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, employees have a right to apply for different and more flexible working hours as long as they meet certain criteria. Certain procedures must be followed by both employee and employer and those reading would be advised to familiarise themselves with these prior to undertaking any such application. In my […]Read more
Ever feel that you have an impossible dream because you simply don’t have the experience you believe you need? Here is a fabulous guest post from Hilary Steel of ‘Kent Women In Business’ magazine to disprove that notion … If you really want to achieve something, I am a firm believer that you will. There […]Read more
Marc Lawn, the Business GP, tackles the thorny subject of how to ensure your small business gets paid by the big boys … When I speak to small businesses and sole traders there is one thing that always fills them with fear when we touch on the subject. That is, getting paid by large […]Read more
Employment disputes in the workplace cost time and money, with the fear of tribunal often acting as a significant barrier for businesses, particularly SMEs. As an employment barrister I have seen first-hand the impact that employment tribunals can have, the drawbacks aren’t just monetary (as the costs fall to businesses), but also include stress […]Read more
Non-verbal communication expert Sarah Setterfield looks at how our clothes can improve our chances of business success: This is probably the question going through the mind of every person you are selling to and quite rightly so. Can you stack the odds in your favour though? Well I think you can… I was reading […]Read more
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