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Where Can SMEs Recruit the Best Job Candidates?

Where Can SMEs Recruit the Best Job Candidates?

  There are predictions that the UK’s SMEs will create tens of thousands of new jobs in 2017 and over the next few years. However, as skills shortages continue to bite, the big question is how small and medium companies can compete for talent against larger rivals, and where to find candidates with the skills […]

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What Training Does a Budding Entrepreneur Need to Get a New Business Up and Running?

What Training Does a Budding Entrepreneur Need to Get a New Business Up and Running?

As Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) arrives, running from 14th to 20th November 2016, many people in the UK are looking to take the plunge and start up a new business. Over the first 6 months of 2016 an amazing 80 businesses were started up every hour, according to figures from StartUp Britain – an even […]

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How Can Small Businesses Deal with Employee Absence?

How Can Small Businesses Deal with Employee Absence?

Staff absence is a problem for businesses of all sizes, but can be especially hard for a small company to cope with, because just one or two staff members represent a larger proportion of the workforce. As leading providers of serviced office space in areas of the UK including Exeter, Camberley and Southampton, Basepoint takes […]

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How Can Small Businesses Help to Keep Staff Healthy?

How Can Small Businesses Help to Keep Staff Healthy?

Staff wellbeing is increasingly recognised as being important for all businesses in the UK, including small companies. As providers of fully serviced offices for a large number of SMEs, at Basepoint we take a close interest in key issues affecting our licensees, including the whole area of health. Larger organisations’ health and wellbeing policies may […]

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Could an Office Move Cut Your Commuting Time?

Could an Office Move Cut Your Commuting Time?

Commuting times have grown for many people across the UK over recent years. An increasing number of employees spend an hour or even more travelling each way, while commuting times can be much worse in some areas such as London or other congested inner cities. As a provider of serviced office space, Basepoint has conveniently-located […]

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Bring Your Dog to Work Day – How Do Dogs in the Office Boost Employees?

Bring Your Dog to Work Day – How Do Dogs in the Office Boost Employees?

The annual Bring Your Dog to Work Day is being held on June 24, 2016, and Basepoint Waterlooville is an official sponsor of the event, being held in aid of the charity All Dogs Matter. But, as licensees who rent managed offices from us know, we don’t just allow dogs in the office on one […]

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Working with Family and Friends – the Advantages and Disadvantages

Working with Family and Friends – the Advantages and Disadvantages

Small businesses are often started up by groups of family or friends working together. This can be an excellent basis for a successful venture, meaning you have colleagues who know one another and get on well. But there can also be problems, with tensions from home spilling over into the business and vice versa. Here […]

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Building the Team Your Small Business Needs

Building the Team Your Small Business Needs

To grow your small business effectively, you need to have the right elements in place. Finding office rental space in a good location, together with the right facilities and good communications, are all essentials. It is equally important to recruit members of staff with the skills your business needs, and for them to work together […]

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How SMEs Can Boost Employee Engagement

How SMEs Can Boost Employee Engagement

Ensuring high levels of employee engagement is a major issue for small businesses. With a skills gap making it hard to recruit replacements, it’s more vital than ever to keep your key staff and stop them being wooed away by larger companies. One recent study estimated that employees who don’t feel fully engaged are three […]

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How Will Employment Law Changes in the New Financial Year Affect SMEs?

How Will Employment Law Changes in the New Financial Year Affect SMEs?

As the new financial year gets under way, SMEs need to prepare for a series of employment law changes which could potentially affect their businesses. Here is a look at some key issues which employers need to be aware of. Shared Parental Leave Traditionally, mothers have been the ones to take paid time off work […]

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