Are you safer than Number 10 – or Sony?

Number 10, Sony, the NSA and North Korea are not alone in concern about hackers. IT expert William Rossi of Daisy Group plc warns that hackers can penetrate the IT systems of more than half of UK businesses in less than an hour. Correlated with a finding, two years old now, that half of all […]

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Data is the answer to getting pay levels correct

Pay is going to become an issue in 2015 and the drive is coming not from the left but from the right! George Osborne has said he “wants to see an above-inflation increase in the minimum wage”.  David Cameron is also on record as saying that “I want to see companies’ success passed through in […]

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Preparing for bad weather

I once ran a seminar where the last delegate arrived, having braved some of Glasgow’s worst snow, at 11am. At 11:15am we were told that the building was going to be closed because so few had made it to work! A policy is the best way of communicating in a fair and open way how […]

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It’s snow pay for non-attendees

To avoid paying employees you should require employees to make every safe and reasonable attempt to attend work during adverse weather. Also require them to contact you each day and seek to find ways in which they can work. For example perhaps they can work remotely, or answer telephone enquiries remotely. Even if they cannot […]

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Improve your business performance in 2015

Increase the talent in your business Recruiting the right people is essential if you are to grow your business. Conversely unfilled positions can drain the lifeblood. So engaging professional advice can pay off big time. But when making an appointment retain control, so as to be sure the person you are placing will fulfil your […]

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