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Culture shock – the productivity benefits of employee engagement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2019
Research has demonstrated how productivity can be positively impacted by employee engagement and workplace culture. Jonathan Richards, CEO and co-founder at Breathe, explains... Productivity in the UK has been falling for more than a decade. According to the Office of National Statistics, it currently takes the country about 10 years to deliver the same level of growth it would once have achieved...
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How to effectively challenge gender bias in the workplace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2019
How can women effectively challenge gender bias in the workplace? Hayley Mackenzie from Boiler Guide, shares here thoughts and experience. "According to the Gas Safe Register, of the 100,000 Gas Safe registered heating engineers in the UK, less than 500 of these are female. The reasons for gender imbalance in the trades are many and complex, but the roots of the issue can be traced back to antiqu...
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Managing employer and employee relationships

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
When employer and employee relationships breakdown. We chat with Patricia Rooney, Partner in the Employment Department at commercial law firm Tughans, about what to do as a business when an employee comes to you with a complaint or grievance, managing a grievance process, when a business has a grievance against an employee, disciplinary processes, managing performance and protecting your busi...
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How to keep your employees motivated

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2017
What steps can you take to ensure your staff remain motivated & committed? Jason Downes, MD of Powwownow highlight a few things that have worked for him over the years.Simply getting your employees to do their job is a relatively easy task but inspiring them to go the extra mile is a much trickier one. That’s because reaching for the stars and believing you can really make a difference i...
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How to prepare your start-up for the new pension rules

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
British workers need help organising their pensions. With a survey revealing that 20% of workers have no pension savings at all (Printerland), it’s clear that many employees need extra encouragement to help them plan for retirement. But, thanks to new government measures, employers are stepping up to help tackle the issue. Following changes to the Work and Pensions Act, all employers are now...
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Avoiding the New Year's Resolution Fail and Keeping your Employees Happy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th December 2015
The New Year generally brings with it a plethora of fitness videos, healthy eating regimes and gym subscriptions. Whilst adhering to them is admittedly a personal thing, employers have their part to play too. Hannah Sims from employee benefits provider Perkbox outlines some tips to outline how you can avoid the New Year's Resolution ‘fail’ and how employers can use New Year’s res...
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Employment 101 for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2014
Employment 101 for startups Are you a startup in the process of taking on your first employees? Well, this’ll be of interest then - we asked Serena Manzoli entrepreneur and founder at Wildcat a free legal database for creatives and freelancers, to give us her Employment 101 for startups... “Your startup is doing well, there’s a lot of work to do and you have thought of hiri...
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How to engage and make your employees thrive

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2014
Startacus member former self starter of the week and Arfah Farooq give some sound advice on one of the most challenging aspects of growing a startup- how to make your employees thrive. Over to Arfah... We all know that starting something is super exciting but that makes us extremely busy. So busy that even when we get help and make our first hire, most of us are pretty rubbish at managing them be...
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