Part time working, flexible hours and job sharing

Can I get the sack for being off sick

Every one gets poorly sometimes, but it can be a worry when you have to take time off work. How will your boss react and what rights do you each have? Every employment contract is different, so the complete answer will always depend on your individual circumstances, but there are some general laws designed to

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Finding a good bookkeeper

Finding a bookkeeper might seem like a pretty straight forward task, but it’s finding a good bookkeeper that can be the tricky part. Some companies might believe that plonking someone in front of a computer screen and getting them to input numbers from various documents with little understanding of what they are doing is all

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Making a career change

How to take a leap in the right direction A change of career can mean going for that high-powered managerial position, starting your own business or perhaps finally following a vocation to teach.  With the advent of later state pensions, working lives are now likely to last until at least the age of 67, so

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Should you be honest on your CV

The Benjamin Franklin quote that “Honesty is the best policy” may be a good principle by which to live your life, but when it comes to preparing a CV it can be tempting to, well, enhance the odd snippet of information it contains in an effort to improve your chances of securing a job. But

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Sharing maternity and paternity leave

Under new Government plans that are set be introduced by April 2015, both mothers and fathers will have the right to share some of their parental leave. This will enable both parents to have a greater involvement in the childcare arrangements for the first year, as well as allowing women to return to work if

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Training staff on the job

When it comes to training your employees, training staff on the job is often the best idea. That way they are actually putting their new skills into practice as they learn. It can help them to learn at a faster pace and benefits your company right from the start. You don’t have to wait for them

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