Business management

Regulation locking disadvantaged groups out of employment, says FSB

Increased regulation for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is locking disadvantaged groups out of the workforce, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed.

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Social media insurance launched in the UK - is your data protected?

Individuals and businesses are being reminded to think twice about the personal data they upload onto social media sites in order to protect themselves from hackers and ID fraud.

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Employers aware of ageing workforce health issues

More than a third of businesses believe that health issues arising from an ageing workforce will have an impact on their organisation, a survey by Aviva has found.

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Business travel is unproductive, say employees

Over a quarter of business travellers say the experience is having a negative impact on their job satisfaction, a YouGov survey commissioned by Concur has found.

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School leavers ill equipped for work, say businesses

Eight in ten businesses believe school leavers lack the basic skills needed for work and that more should be done to get them prepared for employment, research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.

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Half of small business owners rely on their spouse

More than half of small trade businesses rely on their partners to help run the business, research by Direct Line for Business (DL4B) has found.

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Employment tribunals: cheaper for employers to settle?

Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.

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'Make or break' point for employers, says CIPD

One in three private sector firms are holding on to staff despite low levels of demand, a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel (CIPD) has found.

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Half of employees believe home working boosts productivity

Over half (52 per cent) of Britons would like the opportunity to work from home if they had all the IT resources to do so, a survey from YouGov has found.

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Firms urged to update business records or risk penalties

Business owners are being reminded to keep their business records up to date, following a report that HMRC issued large fines to a company who failed to notify the authority of a change of name.

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