About

Neil Atkinson is founder and Managing Director of HR outsourcing specialists Deminos.

Office & home working

The small business office in 2050

Here, Neil Atkinson explores the prospect of working practices changing beyond recognition over the next few decades.

Office & home working

Ten small business tips for handling a grievance

Neil Atkinson presents a guide to handling a staff grievance properly and effectively. 

Employing & managing staff

How to navigate the minefield of auto-enrolment

Neil Atkinson explains the obligations of small company owners when it comes to employee pensions. 

Business management

Making the most of business performance management

Here, Neil Atkinson looks at applying performance management to the workings of your company rather than to individual employees.

Office & home working

Social media in the workplace

Over recent years social media usage has been integrated into many professional roles. Here, Neil Atkinson discusses negotiating the line between professional and personal use.

Business Technology

Bring your own device: The advantages for small businesses

Neil Atkinson discusses the merits of allowing employees to use their own technology in the workplace.

Employing & managing staff

Navigating the employment tribunals process 

Neil Atkinson provides an overview of the employment tribunal process for small business owners. The aim of this article is to dispel a few myths surrounding the process and to provide an overview guide.

Employing & managing staff

Navigating the disciplinary process as a small business

A proper disciplinary hearing should be about improving employee performance, as Neil Atkinson discusses.

Employing & managing staff

A step-by-step guide to managing repeated employee absence

With the cost of sick leave absence escalating, Neil Atkinson discusses how to address the problem in six steps.