Small businesses are faced with increasingly complex and arduous employment law. Sometimes, it can appear designed to catch out the results-driven MD. You’d be forgiven for becoming ever more fearful of making the wrong move when it comes to managing your people.
The flames of fear are often fanned by the scaremongering approach of employment lawyers and HR advisors. They remind me of Harry Enfield’s character, Mr You-Don’t-Wanna-Do-It-Like-That. The way they suggest dealing with people issues is all about avoiding potential damages at a tribunal. Their advice can make the small business leader feel penned in and forced to take a defensive position – an uncomfortable and frustrating place for any proactive and positive entrepreneur.
Confident and energised when it comes to taking risks with new markets, products and technology, today’s entrepreneur is often found cowering in the face of a people … Read More »