In some companies, employees sit at their desks with their earphones in, their fingers typing away to the rhythm of their tunes. The management is private and withdrawn, discussing important company matters, like new clients and major projects, behind closed doors. These kinds of behaviors might seem productive and efficient, but they actually hurt the workplace environment more than they help it. That’s because they’re inherently non-collaborative, creating a workplace culture that restricts openness and teamwork.
When starting a new venture as a sole trader, the legal paperwork and mandatory declarations can sometimes seem incomparably monotonous. However, these tasks are essential in ensuring that you are performing within the legal framework of your industry. One task that is often placed at the back of the to-do list but is an absolute must is working out how much National Insurance you will need to pay as a sole trader and the subsequent payment to the HMRC.
The landscape of the business world is constantly improving to meet the demands of the world and consumers. Businesses must evolve with the times and adopt mobile marketing trends to put their business directly in front of consumers.
If you are creating a website for any purpose, you will need to make a decision on which content management system (CMS) you are going to use. There is no ‘right answer’ to this question, as it will depend entirely on what kind of website you want to make – choosing the wrong platform for your website can make it far more challenging for you to get what you are looking for. So here is our guide to some of the systems currently available, along with whether they might be right for you.
While zero-hour contracts and jobs in the “gig economy” provide flexible opportunities for employers and employees alike, the dirty business of scheduling abuse is growing. More than just an inconvenience, scheduling abuse makes employees feel undervalued, disrespected and frustrated, leading to lower workplace morale and productivity. If they consistently feel that there is no regard for their personal life and that nobody is listening to their need to balance a second (or third, or fourth) job, even the most dedicated team member is likely to walk out, leaving their employer with the cost and hassle of replacing them.