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Handling probation periods to achieve success

The first few weeks and months that a new employee works for you are so important to handle correctly. You could see this time as almost a trial period to be sure that the person you employed can do the job you recruited them for and is a good fit for your business….if they are not, you can cut your ties with them with less formal process required and in a shorter timescale than when an employee has worked for the business for longer.

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A great induction – The best way to retain new employees

Make no mistake, the first few weeks in a role for a new employee are vitally important. I want to help you think about what a new employee induction is, what it is for and how you can get the most from it to make sure your new employee settles in well and feels like they have joined the right business for them.


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IR35 – What small businesses need to know

IR35 is likely to be something you have heard about as changes were due to come into effect from last year. It was delayed, but the changes will come into effect from 6 April 2021, however, if you meet the government definition of a small business it may not apply to you. Read on to find out more……

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Considering making redundancies?..... 5 things you need to know

The job retention scheme which is currently providing support towards the salaries of furloughed employees is due to end on 31 October 2020 and the new Job Support Scheme will follow from November for six months, reducing the level of financial support for employers. Some businesses are already looking hard at their structure and in some cases making difficult decisions around their staffing requirements, identifying that changes are needed to allow them to come out of the pandemic with the ability to recover. If you are in a position where you are considering making redundancies in your business, here are 5 things to think about:

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