Understanding the 4 key employment areas affecting SMEs: an IoD briefing

We spotted this succint but informative document called Employment Law for Start-ups and knew that IoHBlog followers who are running – or starting – a small or medium size enterprise (SME) would appreciate its quick overview of the key issues affecting UK businesses.

Made freely available to the public by the Institute of Directors (IoD), the briefing states that there are four main areas where employment issues may crop up for small and start-up companies. Understanding and complying with the rules and regulations surrounding the four areas can be a fairly straightforward business. The briefing highlights the four areas in as many pages, making it worth a look for even the busiest of managers. The areas are:

Employment matters are a significant part of managing businesses of all sizes
Employment matters are a significant part of managing businesses of all sizes
  • Employment contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Sickness
  • Dismissals

Business owners and operators who have a grasp of these four areas can, for the most part, “avoid most of the pitfalls and prevent problems arising” according to the IoD.

Institute members have exclusive access to the BusinessHR website and Helpline where they can obtain over 70 customisable, legally compliant templates for use in their own businesses. It’s like having an HR department on your PC!

Why not refer to the IoD’s helpful briefing, which can be found HERE, as well as referring to your BusinessHR benefits HERE.


Author: Institute of Hospitality

Established in 1938, the Institute is the international professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work or study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We help more than 10,000 hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise offering a wide range of high quality membership services such as targeted and regular industry networking events, hospitality qualifications and extensive online quality resources such as free management guides, Hospitality magazine, webinars, ebooks and ejournals. To learn more about our many member benefits, view our website or email membership@instituteofhospitality.org