Business management

Flexible working not included in job adverts

Employers do not include flexible working on job descriptions, research by Timewise has found.

Employees value inclusive workplaces

More than half of employees want their workplace to have an inclusive 'family feel', a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.

Micro firms quickest to pay invoices

Micro businesses tend to be the fastest to pay their invoices out of all sizes of business in the UK, according to new research.

SME owners work 15 months a year

SME owners work the equivalent of an extra 3 months in a year, according to a survey by the British Insurance Brokers' Association.

Small costs result in big expenses for SMEs

SMEs owners often underestimate the small day-to-day costs of running a business, research by AXA has suggested.

Small firms concerned about cloud computing

Almost 4 in 10 small businesses are concerned about the security of using cloud accounting services, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Minimum wage offenders named

Employers who have not been paying their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named by Business Minister Jo Swinson.

Employees skip lunch breaks

Almost two thirds of employees say they are unable to take their daily statutory lunch break, according to research by healthcare specialists Bupa.

Small firms suffer from poor payment practices

Almost 1 in 5 small businesses have suffered from poor payment practices during the past 2 years, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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