We are all aware of the importance of shredding confidential documents and that there are companies out there that can manage this process for us. However, just because these companies exist doesn’t mean that people are actually using them, often choosing to undertake the task themselves.
%AM, %30 %396 %2016 %09:%Aug Written by Ian Grey
Google have announced they will look at how pop-ups are used as part of the process to determine where websites appear in search results.
Published in Web, SEO & Social Media
It's hard to have any discussion about IT these days without the cloud cropping up at some point. A few years ago, this technology was still an emerging solution limited to ambitious early adopters, but in 2016, it has become a mainstream solution that is impossible to ignore.
%PM, %08 %553 %2016 %13:%Aug Written by Ted Wigzell
There has been lots of publicity recently that there are more people in employment than ever before. However, the fact that the population of the UK is at its highest ever seems to be overlooked. More significantly, there seems to be no tangible acknowledgement that the self employed and SME sector is leading the way in terms of growth.
Published in General
For many small businesses, time is one of the most valuable resources they possess - and often one of the scarcest. With limited numbers of staff available to manage essential operations and budgets still stretched thin, it can often feel as though there simply aren't enough hours in the day.
The fight back against Ransomware - where malicious software encrypts your files and demands payment before you can regain access - has moved forward with a new website that offers tools to unlock files.
%AM, %03 %355 %2016 %08:%Aug Written by Michael Newman
You need to take on a new person its cheaper to call them self employed saving national insurance and making them responsible for their own taxes. But are they really and will HMRC or an employment tribunal agree with you.
Many successful people started their careers as an apprentice. Apprenticeships are a great way to learn as you earn & immediately apply your learning into the workplace.
Published in Training & Development
As you are responsible for running a small business, you're probably no stranger to working from locales other than a physical office environment. Whether you've grown a startup from a kitchen table or fine-tuned a proposal while on the train to a client meeting, you'll know there's more to building a business than leasing a space and sitting at your desk from nine to five.
ACAS, aka Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service, has a longstanding statutory duty to promote and help achieve the resolution of employment disputes that may otherwise result in a claim before an Employment Tribunal. This conciliation role has however had a different emphasis since the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013.
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision has helpfully clarified the question of whether or not an employer should follow their disciplinary procedure when dismissing an employee on the grounds of ill health.
The use of 'Phishing' attacks by criminals to get us to download malicious software (malware) or pass on sensitive information is a major issue. A recent report from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau gives an insight into the attacks.