It’s always a good idea to have a written policy in place for dealing with employees’ time off and holiday requests, but with an extra busy summer ahead, you should be planning staffing requirements even more carefully this year.
The law is sometimes called the ‘cookie law’, although it actually doesn’t mention cookies. It is interested in strengthening customer protection around information that is being stored on their computers. Cookies – which are simple text files stored on your hard drive by your web browser – are the most popular way to store information, but not in fact the only way.
As well as providing a host of software support to our SageCover customers we also send them their much valued business advice magazine, Solutions Magazine. It has featured all sorts of people on the cover before, like Levi Roots and Sarah Beeny.
Our Sage CRM product uses a browser to access the software (sometimes called a “web client”) and in our latest release Sage CRM 7.1 sp2 the ability was added to support four different browsers for your users to choose from (for end user functionality). This means if they “love” Chrome or Firefox or Internet Explorer or Safari on their Mac – you don’t have to argue the pros or cons of the browser choice but simply say “OK, we can do that”.
In a month that has seen the long anticipated Facebook flotation, and some value Pinterest at an eye-watering $1.5 billion Sage’s Business Development Director asks what’s stopping businesses from getting “social”.
It’s that time of year again for one of the largest events for small businesses in the UK – The Business Startup Show and The Great British Business Show. So, we’re busy packing our bags and heading down to Excel, London to exhibit at the show on 17 and 18 May.
Last week’s news that lender Wonga (a provider of high cost short term personal loans) has launched a business loans service, promising to make funds of £3,000 to £10,000 available within 15 minutes of an application is a signal to banks and the Government that they are simply not doing enough to support responsible lending to Britain’s small business community.
For the first of our Sage Career blogs Louise Piggott from our Recruitment Team looks at a typical day for a Telesales Executive within our Small Business Division. If this sounds like the career for you then check out our recruitment pages for more information on vacancies.
If you run your payroll then you need to know that there is a big change heading your way and that change is called RTI. Real time Information or RTI is a new system that’s being introduced by HMRC to improve the operation of Pay as You Earn (PAYE). PAYE information will be collected more regularly and more efficiently when employers submit their regular payroll submissions.