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Employees “fined” £100 for not doing work on time

According to reports, KMPG intends to “fine” its employees £100 if they submit important paperwork late. Can you automatically deduct money from your employees if they don’t complete their work on time?

MAKING TAX DIGITAL

Have you created your business tax account?

Some aspects of Making Tax Digital are on a go slow while others are being ramped up by HMRC. For example, if you don’t have one you’ll need to set up a digital business tax account (BTA). Why, and how do you do it?

RIGHT TO WORK

Easier right to work checks

From 28 January 2019 it will be much easier to check right to work status in certain situations by using the Home Office’s Right to Work Checking Service. When can it be used?

RECRUITMENT

A written statement on day one

The government is extending the right to receive a written statement of employment particulars to all workers from day one of employment. When will this come into force and how can you prepare for it?

CONTRACTS

The future of zero-hours contracts

In December 2018 the government announced its final decision on the future of zero-hours contracts. Although it’s been under pressure to ban them entirely, it’s opted to do something different. What’s happening?

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

How to deal with the “job ghosting” trend

Apparently, there has been a sharp rise in job ghosting. This is where an employee disappears without any notice or contact. If it looks like you’ve been ghosted by one of your employees, how should you handle it?

SMARTPHONE - PRINTING

Printing photos from your smartphone

Occasionally you may want to make a “traditional” print of a digital photo you have taken on your smartphone. How do you do this and what should you pay attention to?

BUSINESS - MISCELLANEOUS

Mobile etiquette in your business

During meetings or customer contacts, your employees are often distracted by their smartphone. Peeping at messages, e-mails and incoming calls can lead to frustration. How can you avoid this?

WEB SERVICES - ONLINE OFFICE

G Suite - Google’s cloud for businesses

G Suite is an online cloud suite which comprises various Google services for businesses. It’s a subscription-based service, but it offers good value for money. What are its features and how much does it cost?

WEB SERVICES - ONLINE CHAT

Chatting efficiently in your organisation

If you work with a large number of internal or external collaborators, a “business chat” service can come in very handy. Which are the best professional chat services?

SOFTWARE - APPS

Other app stores besides Google Play Store?

The Google Play Store is the Android app store which most people automatically turn to. However, there are some other app stores as well. Which of them are reliable?