Small Business HR

Articles and guides on HR issues for UK small business owners with advice on HR software, controlling payroll and all aspects of employing and managing staff effectively.

Business Technology

HR support services for small business: What are the benefits?

You don't need to hire a whole human resources team for your small business – here's how HR support services could benefit your company.

Business Technology

7 HR software tools ideal for small business

Streamlining your HR functions is key to running an efficient business. Here are seven HR software tools that can help you do just that.

Employing & managing staff

The ten most common HR challenges for small businesses

Here, we look at the top ten most common small business HR challenges, and what you can do to overcome them

Employing & managing staff

Five reasons SMEs waste money on HR

Here, Kate Russell outlines the main ways HR consultancies can let you, as a small business owner, down

Employing & managing staff

Six HR mistakes start-ups make and how to avoid them

Making staffing mistakes as a small business on a tight budget can be fatal. Here are the common ones and how not to fall foul of them

Employing & managing staff

A guide to HR outsourcing for small business

Outsourcing HR makes sense for businesses that are too small to have their own inhouse manager. However you need to be clear about what you need from the outset to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach

Employing & managing staff

Employment law changes in 2023

Changes to holiday entitlement for zero-hours workers, higher Minimum Wage pay and a bonfire of EU regulation are all on the cards this year

Employing & managing staff

HR advice for small businesses – getting it right from day one

A sound HR policy is as important for the smallest business as it is for the largest and can save you a lot of headaches further down the line

Employing & managing staff

Small business HR checklist

HR can feel like a huge investment sometimes. Alongside all the money you're already spending on rent, wages and other expenses, it’s easy to see it as just another strain on your cash. And when you don’t have any HR expertise in-house either, it’s a challenge to even get started.

Employing & managing staff

How small businesses should approach outsourcing and finding the right freelancer

Using a freelancer can be a boon for any small business struggling with a specific skill, whether it’s web design, SEO or social media. And best of all, you’ve got a global talent pool to draw on

Business management

7 of the best HR consultancy companies in the UK

Want to outsource your HR but don't know who to go to? We've got a round-up of some of the best HR consultancy companies in the UK

Employing & managing staff

Outsourcing HR v inhouse HR management

HR has the power to shape an organisation’s culture and future. Whether that’s achieved through an in-house team or outsourcing depends on your business’s priorities

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.