Business development

SMEs ‘need more help’ with technology

Most firms reluctant to embrace the cloud.

Skills shortages affect half of employers

Business growth ‘held back’ by difficulty recruiting.

Should your business take on an apprentice?

Hiring trainees suits certain professions more than others.

Skills shortages hamper exporters

2 in 3 manufacturers face difficulty recruiting.

Retailers committed to increasing apprenticeships

Apprenticeships to increase more than 2.5 times for 2017/18.

Most firms call for apprenticeship levy replacement

Existing levy does little to encourage training, research shows.

Technology could solve SME productivity problem

SMEs are optimistic about upskilling through technology.

Christmas Party - is it worthwhile inviting a homeless person in to your party?

It is that time of year when goodwill flows at Xmas parties, but you are only allowed to spend £150 per employee in the whole year ..... or are you?

‘Complex’ levy affects apprenticeships

SMEs urged to get to grips with the apprenticeship system.

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