Employees

The success or failure of a business can often rest in the hands of its most valuable asset – its people. But managing them can be a challenge.

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Q&A: Staff dress codes

The idea of a staff dress code might seem old-fashioned, but it's important to meet your customers' expectations whilst respecting employees' rights.

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How to hire an apprentice

Hiring an apprentice can be good for your business. This guide explains how to hire an apprentice and outlines the responsibilities for employers.

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Q&A: Should I employ a family member?

Employing a relative is quite different to recruiting someone else. There are some important tax and legal considerations which we explore here:

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Can you be too bossy in business?

Few of us like to be called 'bossy', a term that is usually applied negatively to women. But why can being a bossy boss be bad for your business?