Monthly Archives: January 2015

Yes, it may sound devastatingly obvious, but having talked to many, many small businesses over the years it’s surprising how few people use the new year as a chance to reflect or plan ahead.  So, here are five of our resolutions and the reasons I believe they’re a must for any small business: Push your […]

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21st January 2015 – The UKs first official Employee Motivation Day Argos for Business has launched the UK’s first ever Employee Motivation Day which has been created to inspire passion and appreciation across the UK’s workforce. Why Employee Motivation Day? Humdrum hour is affecting over a quarter of Brits, with 26 per cent of the […]

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Monday 19th January 2015 is ‘Blue Monday’ – arguably the most miserable day of the year for workers in the UK. Christmas is over, those New Year’s resolutions have been broken and everyone’s feeling the January blues. In the workplace, a low ebb can have a knock-on effect on employee motivation and wellbeing. Employers need […]

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Proposed changes to statutory sick pay, maternity pay and other statutory payments have been announced.  The prescribed rate for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) will increase to £139.58 (from £138.18). The weekly rate of Statutory Sick Pay will increase to £88.45 (from […]

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With 2015 already in full swing, no doubt you have made a number of New Year’s resolutions… only to have forgotten them as quickly as they were made! One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to find a new job. With the average full time employee spending the better part of their week […]

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