Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video
Employment Issues / Legal Topics / Social Media

Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video

I joined Ellie Silson at Sage UK’s London office to introduce employment law issues for SMEs and start-ups in a short video for Facebook Live. We talk about the importance of contracts and getting them right from the start; what issues employers need to look out for in the coming year and the effect of … Continue reading

Are emojis ever office appropriate? *arched eyebrow face*
Employment Issues / Social Media

Are emojis ever office appropriate? *arched eyebrow face*

Emojis, the ever-expanding range of pictorial icons used to supplement text-messages and social media, are entering workplace vocabulary. Is it time for businesses to embrace ‘text speak’ or should the office be emoji exempt? The news that 76% of U.S. workers use little yellow faces in their day-to-day work-related emails is at odds with the … Continue reading

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees
Employment Issues

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees

Research conducted by Mintel has found that two thirds of British workers consider flexible working to be the most important benefit to them. After the experience of the Tube Strike in London, I would suggest that flexible working arrangements can benefit organisations too. Rather than fighting through the crowds gathered at every bus stop and … Continue reading

Social media turns up heat on SMEs
Social Media

Social media turns up heat on SMEs

The rise of social media is havingĀ ‘devastating consequences’ on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who are suffering reputational damage when communities turn against them. The BBC has reported that one such business has been damaged by comments made in anĀ “untrue and misleading” social media campaign over hygiene standards. Takings are said to have dropped … Continue reading