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Half SME Managers: No Formal HR Training

More than half of managers in small firms have no formal HR training, including chief executives, managing directors, line managers and personnel managers, research from consultancy firm Croner has revealed. The survey of 300 small business managers found that 60% have no formal training, but that one in ten are spending up to 15 hours a day, or two days a week, on HR. However, the research found that the effort put into managing staff is not adding to confidence, with 26% of those surveyed saying they are not sure if they are taking the right steps. Croner’s head of service development, Richard Smith, said that if managers get it wrong, the business could face an employment tribunal. “It is important that all companies adhere to HR processes,” he said. The survey also fo... »