Staff management


Start the staff meeting at 10:12am

11:02PM | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 |  If you’ve got staff that are spending a day a week in meetings, then you’ve got a bad case of organisational paralysis.

How many overtime hours are too many?

11:37PM | Monday, 29 November 2010 |  Reasonable additional hours? The word ‘reasonable’ can mean different things to workers and their boss.

Book a holiday

11:19PM | Friday, 26 November 2010 |  Holidays are essential for entrepreneurs. They provide a chance to recharge, reflect and relax and are the only real safeguard against burnout.

Send a handwritten note

11:54PM | Monday, 22 November 2010 |  A handwritten note is a quick and cheap way to show your actually care about you employees, and do value their contribution to your business.

Start-ups not immune to workplace bullying

11:00AM | Thursday, 4 November 2010 |  Absenteeism, staff turnover, litigation and low morale caused by bullying can hit small business hard, HR experts warn.

How much time should an entrepreneur spend selling?

11:22AM | Monday, 1 November 2010 |  Leave the back end of your business to the people who know it; you and your passion need to be in the thick of selling – all the time.

Carl Jung

10:04AM | Thursday, 28 October 2010 |  Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Small firms set to be hit by skills shortage

10:00AM | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 |  Predictions of another skills shortage could force small businesses to think outside the square when hiring staff, including increasing the skilled migration intake.

What non-cash benefits can I offer my staff to keep them happy?

10:38PM | Thursday, 21 October 2010 |  Money in and of itself is not a motivator. But if you pay what you can and then genuinely look for other ways to engage your people you can make a world of difference.

Create a career development program for your star employee

10:51PM | Wednesday, 20 October 2010 |  They are coming, and they want to take away your best employee: Poachers. So how can you keep your star employees happy?