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  • Health and wellbeing resources Health and wellbeing resources is locked

    A collection of resources and links to websites on employee wellbeing

    28 June 2016

  • Issues to consider when buying a franchise Issues to consider when buying a franchise is locked

    A briefing on what to consider when buying a franchise. Includes where to find franchising opportunites, benefits and pitfalls and information on franchise agreements.

    28 June 2016

  • EU Referendum outcome: leave

    Britain has voted to leave the EU. IoD members will now be looking to the government for stability while a new relationship with the EU is established. Businesses are resilient, and with their characteristic ingenuity, they will adapt to this new situation, says IoD Director General Simon Walker.

    24 June 2016 at 06:09

  • Employee share schemes Employee share schemes is locked

    Share schemes can be effective in linking the interests of the business and employees, as well as encouraging long-term commitment from your staff. Grants of shares through HMRC approved Employee Share Schemes will be tax advantageous. This briefing looks at the different types of Share Schemes which are available.

    24 June 2016

  • First steps to buying a business First steps to buying a business is locked

    A briefing on the first steps in the process of buying a business, including identifying targets, valuing a business and due dillegance.

    24 June 2016

  • Frequency of board meetings Frequency of board meetings is locked

    Guidance on how often a company should hold board meetings.

    24 June 2016

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility is locked

    There is increasing recognition that a company’s responsibilities extend beyond its shareholders. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is most commonly undertaken by larger companies, but should ideally be a consideration for all businesses. This briefing discusses why you should take this approach and gives help and guidance for businesses.

    23 June 2016

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is locked

    BYOD is short for Bring Your Own Device and refers to the policy of allowing employees to bring their own computing devices, such as laptops and smartphones, into the workplace to use for business purposes. This briefing looks at the advantages, disadvantages, the legal position and BYOD policies and usage statistics.

    22 June 2016

  • Business Coaching and Mentoring Business Coaching and Mentoring is locked

    What are the differences between Business Coaching and Mentoring and how can they help you?

    22 June 2016

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Planning Business Continuity and Disaster Planning is locked

    Business continuity planning ensures that an organization's critical business functions will either continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period.

    22 June 2016


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