No matter how much cash there is in the bank or how large its stock is, a firm's most valuable asset is its employees. Taking care of your staff can make the difference between an ordinary business and a truly successful one.

Managing a contractor

A number of businesses use contractors and subcontractors to carry out short-term work or to supply...

Setting pay

Every employer knows just how important wages are to recruiting and keeping good employees. So how...

Holidays

Holidays form an important part of the working year: important for employees because they give them...

Maternity and paternity leave

Any female employee who becomes pregnant can take 52 weeks of statutory maternity leave.

Workplace pensions

Auto-enrolment makes it easier for people to save money for their retirement. It means that every...

Part-time employees

Many smaller businesses choose to employ staff on a part-time basis. This often has the advantage...

Employee contracts

A contract of employment comes into effect the moment that a person agrees to work for an employer...