Staff Planning

Staff Planning for the Summer

Now that the holiday season is upon us, ICAEW has provided some helpful tips for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) on how to cope while staff are away, particularly during the economic downturn. Clive Lewis, ICAEW’s Head of Enterprise said: At this time of year when employees will be taking their holiday it is essential that firms plan ahead to ensure business is not disrupted. With economic prospects still difficult, firms must plan ahead to avoid disruption. They must ensure that cash is kept flowing by examining their debt collection and bill paying procedures as well as making sure proper safeguards are in place. Ten top tips for SMEs to manage while staff are on holiday: Try to anticipate employee holidays. How many staff and which staff can you afford to be away at the s... »

Staff Planning

This information will not cover every business situation and when setting up and running a business it is important to seek help and advice on your specific business situation from professional advisers including solicitors and accountants. Key Issues Regarding Staff Planning There are a number of issues to consider when staff planning: When you establish a business and it starts to grow, you will need to assess how many people are required to run the business and what skills they will need. As your business grows you will need to consider job roles and how they are changing. It is important to give staff variety in their roles and ensure that their job suits their own skills and experience. Staff will need to be trained to carry out their jobs effectively. There will be many opportunities... »