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Here, we look at some of the key legal aspects of running a business – including the obligations your business has towards its employees. Some of our most popular legal guides include:

Outsourcing is a vital part of the contemporary business model – more and more serious companies are turning to hiring remote workers each day. Whether you’re in need of a temporary employee, or you’re looking for serious talent to add to your team permanently, remote employment is the way to go.

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One of the biggest recruitment challenges faced by businesses is a lack of applications. In a recent survey conducted by Forde HR Cloud, 23% of SMEs revealed that this is their main recruitment issue.

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Emotional intelligence can have a significant impact in the workplace. It can help your team form strong bonds allowing them to thrive, or the lack of it can create misunderstanding and cause issues. Emotional intelligence is becoming a more prominent topic of conversation when it comes to business leaders and business environments, therefore small businesses need to understand what it is and why it can make a great impact in the workplace.
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Paternity leave is a hot topic in HR. This guide will help small business owners determine whether their employees are eligible for paternity leave, the statutory allowance and pay they are entitled to, as well as providing information on shared parental leave, extra pay or time off, and antenatal appointments. [read the full article]

Hiring employees to your business is a sign of growth and expansion and something that should be celebrated. However, it can be a daunting process, especially if you don’t have any experience in hiring staff and employees. You must therefore be prepared to ensure that you have made a good decision and hired the right person.

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Data breaches and the protection of data has never been more prominent in the business world. Data breaches can be in the form of data theft or the loss of data through other means, whatever form they take, they can be detrimental to businesses. With GDPR going into effect May 2018, businesses need to do all they can in order to comply with the regulation. One of the major parts of the regulation is to ensure the protection of data or facing dire consequences.

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Would you rather have one Lamborghini or three Ford Fiestas? It’s all about quality over quantity; a well known concept that can often be overlooked in sales and marketing. Here, Howard Williams from Parker Software explains why it is better to have a database of 100 high-quality leads, rather than thousands of dead ends, and how imminent changes to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will help you achieve this clarity.
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new regulation introduced by the European Union which will be effective as of May 2018. The idea behind the new regulation is to give the public control of their data, as well as encouraging businesses to be more proactive in protecting and handling data in a more secure way. Although, the date of the regulation going into effect is fast approaching; businesses are not prepared.
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GDPR is the new regulation that all business owners need to be aware of. So what exactly is GDPR and how will it effect business owners, from small businesses to bigger organisations? This introductory article on GDPR will prepare you for the upcoming regulation.
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For most businesses, handling an employee’s confidential data can present a number of challenges. It is important to educate the team on the importance of handling data to ensure confidence to not have to face any of the legal implications of a data leak.
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If you are starting a small business and want to recruit staff, then you have come to the right place. In this article you will find a list of top ten recruiting websites, which will allow you to hire staff  that are suited to your business. Job sites can make recruiting staff a hassle free task and allow you to find the best candidates for a fee or some are even free of charge.
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Running a business is certainly no walk in the park, as it’s fair to say you’ve got quite a few things to manage. Management skills alone though aren’t enough to secure success, there are a number of essential attributes needed to run a business and put it on the right path.
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Employees are easily the most important asset to any business. As an HR specialist, your job is to ensure that they are working to the very best of their capabilities. In most cases, that means using better time management to ensure productivity reaches an all-time high.
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If your company has experienced late payment problems, a statutory demand may prove to be a very useful method to encourage clients and customers to settle any outstanding debts. Here we look at what a statutory demand is, and the steps you must take to ensure that your demands are issued correctly.
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Issues surrounding employment law can be a potential minefield for employers – especially if you don’t follow the right procedures. Here, Kirsty Burgess from citrusHR explains what small business owners need to bear in mind if they decide to dismiss a member of staff.
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The internet is amazing; it has all the information that we would ever need at just a few clicks. But with easy access to information, there’s also the increased risk of breaching copyright – and we can be guilty of copyright infringement without even realising.
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You might have seen workplace pensions in the news recently, including the recent ad campaign from the Department of Work and Pensions. Here we look at what all small business owners should know about the pensions auto enrolment rules.
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When your new business begins to flourish, there may come a time when you want to take on your first employee. After you’ve created a shortlist of possible candidates, how do you find out if they’re a ‘good fit’ for your growing enterprise? This is where the interview process comes in.
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The authors of a must-read book, Sort Your Brain Out, explain how harnessing stress in the right way can be beneficial to business owners, and why chronic stress should be avoided at all costs.
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With most workers now able to ask their employers for flexible working arrangements, what should small owners do when they receive a request?
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