Briefings

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  • Online Salary Survey Collection

    Various salary survey and remuneration guides covering different sectors, functions, etc. can be downloaded free of charge from the internet. We have assembled a collection of links below by sector or subject with a brief description of the content. Please note that some surveys require you to register with the website before you can access the survey information.

    18 November 2014

  • How to develop a digital strategy for your business

    Social media has continued to gain importance with business in recent years, with many companies and brands using social networks to boost their reputation and make connections with their audiences. We have provided a selection of guides which will held you consider which social media platforms to use and how to maximise them to boost your digital strategy. These cover: Twitter, Apps, Blogs, LinkedIn, SEO and tips for social media.

    04 November 2014

  • UK Corporate Governance Code 2014

    There is no single, accepted definition of what the expression ‘corporate governance’ means. The majority of the definitions employed by corporate practitioners relate corporate governance to “control” of the company.

    03 November 2014 at 09:27

  • 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.

    01 October 2014

  • Discrimination Discrimination is locked

    This briefing explains which areas of discrimination are covered by law, what discrimination is, how to avoid unintentional discrimination and what to do if there is a case against you.

    01 October 2014

  • An email policy for your employees An email policy for your employees is locked

    Every business that uses email needs a clear email policy. This helps prevent timewasting, protects data security and minimises the risk of legal problems. This briefing outlines key elements to include in your email policy, plus how to implement and enforce the policy.

    01 October 2014

  • Employment law: the basics Employment law: the basics is locked

    This briefing outlines recruitment; terms and conditions; employee rights; and what to do when things go wrong.

    01 October 2014

  • Graduate recruitment Graduate recruitment is locked

    Most businesses would like to benefit from an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. The challenge is to achieve it at an acceptable cost. One option is to employ a recent graduate. This briefing outlines: The pros and cons of employing a recent graduate; deciding on the sort of graduate you want, and coming up with an offer; recruiting a graduate; and retaining a graduate.

    01 October 2014

  • Health and safety Health and safety is locked

    This briefing provides a broad overview of how to approach health and safety issues. It covers your responsibilities and the key areas you need to consider.

    01 October 2014

  • Incentive pay Incentive pay is locked

    Productivity and high standards are important to you. Recognition and encouragement are important to employees. Incentive pay is a way for you and your employees to achieve results. A good incentive pay scheme can motivate employees to work better for your business. A badly thought-out scheme, on the other hand, can be divisive and demoralising. This briefing outlines: How to set objectives; the types of scheme to consider; and how to ensure your scheme works.

    01 October 2014