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.
Many smaller businesses choose to employ staff on a part-time basis. This often has the advantage of controlling costs when there is no need for a full-time worker and of adding flexibility to the running of the business.
The law on workplace pensions has changed to make it easier for people to save money for their retirement. Automatic enrolment means every employer must automatically enrol eligible staff into a qualifying pension scheme.
With the world of business growing ever more competitive, raising skill levels among your workforce is not merely important but could be essential. Indeed, good, well thought-out training programmes and schemes can help to lay the foundations for the future of your business.