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Preparing your team for tough times

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 by editor

Managing people is difficult at the best of times, but when the going gets tough, it can be incredibly difficult to keep the ship together. This list details some actions you can take to prepare your team for tough times. 1. Develop a strong sense of company values: When all of your employees are on the same page, it will be easier for you to coordinate the right responses to difficult situations. 2. Build strong teams: Make sure that your employees are always collaborating with one another. Remember that the sum of everyone’s parts is more valuable than everyone’s individual […]

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Strategies for improving employee motivation

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 by editor

Improving employee motivation may be one of the most effective things you can do to improve productivity in the workplace. Here are our top tips for getting the motivation ball rolling: 1. Offer career progression: If your employees feel that they have a future with your company, then they will be motivated to do a good job. If you are a small business that does not have space for promotions, then you can demonstrate the value of having various skills and responsibilities on resumes. 2. Recognise good work: Rewarding and recognising good work is a sure-fire way to improve motivation. […]

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Marketing on LinkedIn

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 by editor

LinkedIn is the standout social media platform for B2B marketing. It is a great way to attract new business, network, and share interesting ideas. LinkedIn has a lot of features that you can use to your advantage. Here are a few tips for maximising the effectiveness of your LinkedIn marketing strategy: Make a company page: A lot of business owners only have a personal LinkedIn account. This is a big mistake. If you create a company page, it will help you to establish a presence on LinkedIn and will allow your employees to connect with customers more easily. Put some […]

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Business presentation tips

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 by editor

Making a brilliant business presentation can be a game changer. A presentation that hits the perfect note can completely change the way an investor or potential partner sees your business. Here are some tips for pulling off a business presentation: -Establish your credentials: Discuss your skills, experience and passion early on in the presentation. It will make everything else that you say from this point on seem more legitimate. -Be clear about your goals: Have very specific goals that you are aiming to complete. These goals should be challenging, yet achievable, and you should be able to explain the steps […]

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For many years now Garry Hughes of BDS Hughes Chartered Accountancy and his team have provided us with an exceptional professional service. We have found Garry‘s knowledge in his field of taxation, business planning and financial matters of great value to us, along with providing us additional recommendations for improving our business strategies. We would recommend their friendly and professional services to anyone who is looking for an accountancy service that will improve their business performance.
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Heavy fines for lack of employment records

Posted on December 7, 2018 by BDS Hughes

Employers must keep complete and accurate records of their employees to avoid severe fines. Remain compliant with the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003 and follow the checklist given below. As an employer you must: Be able to show you have paid your employees all minimum employment entitlements like the minimum wage rate and four weeks’ annual holidays Keep records with the name, age, address, and date employees started working, what their job entails, public holiday payments and tax declarations Keep records for seven years even if they have left Ensure all employees have complete and current […]

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