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investing in your employees

New Year’s resolution: invest in your employees

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A 2014 Gallup poll discovered that only 13% of workers are “actively engaged” in their work and that 26% are “actively disengaged”. Another study carried out by Glass Door found that only 54% of employees would recommend their company as a place to work, which should be a cause for concern for managers and business…

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Auto enrolment

Auto-enrolment: seven million and counting

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Automatic enrolment has reached a new landmark, but the path from 2017 onwards could be challenging. When automatic enrolment into workplace pensions started in October 2012, there were some doubts about how successful it would be. A little over four years later, few would argue that Auto-enrolment has not been a success, at least so…

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SME debt

UK SMEs are writing off billions in debt

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The average amount of debt written off by small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) last year was £11,708, according to recent research.  The findings show that 76% of SMEs wrote off debt during 2015, totaling just under £50bn collectively, or £134m every day. In addition, one-in-five SMEs are experiencing cash-flow problems according to the research, with…

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