Popularity of apprenticeships continues to rise

Figures released earlier this year have shown that apprenticeships continue to be hugely popular among school leavers. Some 370,000 applications for these types of positions were handed in between February and April 2013. This represents growth of 32 per cent year-on-year and with the huge financial incentives on offer for people looking to earn while […]

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Drug testing in the workplace

Recent research revealed that a growing number of employees are reporting for work when under the influence of drugs, such as amphetamines, heroin, and cocaine. An employee with any of these drugs in his or her system is not only unproductive, but is also a potential danger to other workers. Considering these aspects, it is […]

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Umbrella companies vs. in-house payroll

When an entrepreneur runs a small business that employs just a few staff, payroll functions are mostly handled in-house. Handling the payroll function in that way, however, can create a number of problems that usually arise through lack of in-depth knowledge. Expertise In the first place the company has to employ full-time staff that are […]

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Managing a Mobile Workforce

All managers and department heads will tell you the same thing, leading a workforce is hard work. Whether you’re leading a team of 20 people or heading up a specific project, there is a lot of organisation and planning involved, even before you get down to business when you have to keep a close eye […]

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Choosing the best finance course for you

There are few industries which are as vast and varied as that of finance, and it is this diversity which means there are many finance courses and degrees available. This choice of degrees and qualifications makes choosing the best course for you somewhat complicated, and those who are currently trying their best to make this […]

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Why is team building important?

Employees are the lifeblood of any business and investing in your workforce will ensure you have the skills to drive your company forward. Team building is an integral part of this, enabling you to ensure employees are working towards the same goals as you and identify areas for improvement. However, in the commotion of a […]

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Get the most out of training sessions

Training staff and putting talent and skills at the top of the list can give companies a competitive edge, make them more appealing and improve their reputation. But conducting coaching sessions can also be exhausting after a couple of days of presentations – not just for employers, but employees as well. In addition, some businesses […]

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Alternatives to PAYE

Someone working as a full-time employee for a particular company will no doubt be familiar with the topic of PAYE, which is income tax deducted by the employer from an employee’s salary every month and then paid over to the Inland Revenue. This is therefore literally a ‘pay as you earn’ system. For individuals who […]

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