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Staff Summer Party Can Be A Tax-Free Benefit

Your organisation may have an annual Christmas party for staff, but the tax rules also allow staff parties at other times of the year which are a tax-free benefit as long as certain conditions are satisfied. The exemption applies to an annual party (e.g. a Christmas party), or similar annual function (e.g. a summer barbecue), […]

Read more July 9th, 2019

4 Steps To Effective Multitasking

In today’s fast-paced business world, here are some tips to help you to be more effective at multitasking. Over the past 10 years or so businesses have become leaner by reducing employee numbers, focusing on efficiency and increasing the demands on their staff. An increased workload forces us to multitask, which may be effective for […]

Read more May 28th, 2019

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

“Imposter Syndrome” can be described as a pattern of thinking that leads people to lose confidence in themselves, in their accomplishments and in their ability to do their job. This results in stress from the worry of being “discovered as a fraud” by their peers. Imposter syndrome can be a very destructive disorder if left […]

Read more February 25th, 2019

Managing in Uncertain Times

Due to Brexit, 2019 looks set to be a year filled with uncertainty for businesses.  The future is always unknown but this year managers will need to navigate some particularly choppy waters due to market uncertainty and global political turmoil. Focus on what you can control As a manager you can always control your response, […]

Read more February 25th, 2019

Co-Working Spaces – Can They Work For You?

Co-working spaces were once the preserve of freelancers and creative types. Now medium to large sized businesses are getting in on the act too. The modern workplace is evolving. First, we had flexible working. Then we had remote working. Now we are seeing an increased demand for co-working spaces – workspaces which are shared by […]

Read more November 22nd, 2018

Confirmation Bias

Most business people these days have too much information and not enough time. We don’t have the time to weigh up every facet of every decision. This tends to encourage us to take shortcuts where we can. As such, we often go into a meeting or a negotiation with an idea as to what the […]

Read more November 22nd, 2018

Helping Customers To Pay You On Time

You’ve done the work. You’ve invoiced the customer 60 days ago. You are still waiting to get paid 30 days after payment was due. It’s time to chase for payment. It’s never easy chasing customers for payment. However, this is business and you are entitled to be paid for the work that you have done. […]

Read more November 22nd, 2018

Effective Mid-Year Performance Reveiws

Conducting mid-year performance reviews gives managers the opportunity to check in with employees in order to ensure that their objectives, project work and general day-to-day jobs are aligned with the rest of the business. Even if your business doesn’t have a formal system in place for conducting mid-year reviews, it is still worth taking the […]

Read more October 24th, 2018

Mindful Management

Being an effective manager requires a strong work ethic and the ability to guide those on your team to work toward success. Taking a more mindful management approach to your team can help you to bring out the best in people. Mindfulness can be defined as a “psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences […]

Read more September 21st, 2018

Cash And Digital Payments In The New Economy

One of the announcements in the Spring Statement was the possible demise of the 1p and 2p coins and the £50 note, but for different reasons. It seems that more and more of us are paying for small transactions using contactless payments. Those who pay in cash where the cost is say £2.99 we put […]

Read more April 23rd, 2018