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Editor’s Question: What does a successful performance development plan for SMEs look like?

It’s important that employees at SMEs feel valued and in turn, want to stay working at the company for longer. One way of doing this is to ensure that employees have a set performance development plan. Four experts tell us how SMEs can ensure they provide successful plans, starting with...


Offploy uses Conga suite to slash paperwork and increase social impact

Offploy is a United Kingdom-based social enterprise that helps employers recruit ex-offenders through specialised HR consultancy, training and policy development services. Due in large part to increasingly progressive criminal justice systems and a more inclusive society that believes in second...


Editor’s Question: What are your best tips for improving employee well-being?

Ensuring employee well-being is essential for any business. If your employees aren’t happy then the company will struggle to function and grow. In this month’s editor’s question, five experts share their tips on improving employee well-being, starting below with comments from Dr...


Building a global workforce to help save the planet

Earthly is on a mission to fix the climate and biodiversity crises facing our planet. This environmentally driven company advises businesses on how to be more sustainable, invest in nature, reduce their climate impact and mitigate their carbon emissions. Oliver Bolton, CEO and Co-founder of...


Evolving business by putting people first

Investing in a business model that puts your employees first means that you are more likely to retain talent. This involves building a culture and workplace that attracts and retains the workforce, including corporate social responsibility initiatives (CSR) − which includes diversity,...


Firms not doing enough to support whistleblowing has led to launch of online assessment tool

Protect, a leading whistleblowing charity in the UK, has launched its Whistleblowing Scanner, an online assessment tool for smaller organisations to test their whistleblowing culture, as research shows firms are not doing enough in this area. Protect’s own research with YouGov in 2021 found...


Editor’s Question: How can SMEs meet net zero targets?

Net zero is a priority for many governments across the globe. Being net zero means adding no more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than the amount you’re taking out. In the UK, the government wants the economy to meet net zero targets by 2050. Its net zero strategy sets policies and...


Wazoku launches new employee insights product

Innovation scale-up, Wazoku, has launched Mindpool SME, an employee insights dashboard that makes it simpler and faster for small- and medium-sized businesses to listen to, understand and act on employee insights about their business. Following Wazoku’s Q3 2022 acquisition of the...


Video analysis could revolutionise manufacturing – but privacy must come first

Intelligent video systems can offer much more than simply surveillance as an anti-theft measure. It can instead gather useful data about patterns, trends and anomalies in manufacturing procedures and employees’ activities, which can lead to safer workplaces and more efficient processes. But...


Editor’s Question: Why should SMEs focus spending on mental health initiatives?

The mental health of employees has, quite rightly, been more of a consideration for employers since the pandemic. Clare Price, Director of Clinical Services, Onebright, explains how mental health is not black and white, it is a grey area, which is why there is no one size fits all policy for...


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