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The two best ways small businesses can save money on HR

The two best ways small businesses can save money on HR

As a small business it’s vital to save money where possible and it’s an unfortunate truth that a lot of small businesses waste money on HR. This could be anything from the time it takes calculate holiday entitlement to the expensive fees an employee tribunal can...

7 HR problems your spreadsheet can’t solve

7 HR problems your spreadsheet can’t solve

The spreadsheet - a great place to create and analyse data, right? Right. So there’s no harm in using it for managing your HR, right? Well, not quite. We know that it can be an easy way to manage holiday requests and employee information when you're just starting out....

The importance of values in a small business

The importance of values in a small business

Our values shape us. Not only do they shape how we live our day to day lives but they are the bedrock of a business, shaping its culture and vision. That’s why it’s so important to get your values right for your small business. Why are values so important for a small...

Tyrrell Accountants – Being a citrus HR partner

Tyrrell Accountants – Being a citrus HR partner

We were fortunate enough to sit down with Richard Suswain of Tyrrell Accountants. Tyrrell Accountants are a team of thirteen based just south of Cambridge and are a proud partner of citrus HR. As a firm they deal with all sorts of clients ranging from small,...

Webinar – How to deal with underperforming staff

Webinar – How to deal with underperforming staff

In a small business, it's crucial for the success of your business that every team member is performing at the level you need them to. But just how do you deal with a member of staff that is underperforming? Our webinar, which takes place on Thursday 16 November at...

Should your small business use a consultant?

Should your small business use a consultant?

As so many small businesses continue to feel the challenges of the changing economy, we are seeing more and more people use the services of consultants. Choosing to use a consultant for your small business can bring many benefits. Consultants can provide excellent...

Six employment rights employers need to know about

Six employment rights employers need to know about

As a legal specialist working at citrus HR, my role is to keep all our materials and templates up-to-date and to give our customers regular updates on developments in employment law and how they affect their business. Employment law is constantly evolving, and it can...

Five reasons to choose citrus HR

Five reasons to choose citrus HR

As a small business you have a lot of HR solutions to choose from, whether you’re looking to choose HR software that can save your business time and keep your employees connected, or you’re hoping for the peace of mind that HR support service provides. Here at citrus...

How to manage work experience requests

How to manage work experience requests

Work experience is a great way for young people to gain an insight into the world of work and can play an important role in helping them to decide on the career path they wish to take. This blog aims to help you understand how you can manage a work experience...

HR tips to support your growing business

HR tips to support your growing business

It’s a great feeling when business is going well and something that all companies strive for. It’s in these moments that you have the opportunity to expand your business which, although an exciting prospect, can present its own set of unique challenges. We're here to...

How to manage staff holidays

How to manage staff holidays

How do you manage multiple holiday requests fairly when everyone wants annual leave at the same time? This is just one of the hundreds of questions we get around staff holidays every day. What about if you really don’t want people booking holiday around Christmas? Or...

Workplace relationships: A guide for employers

Workplace relationships: A guide for employers

Can employees form romantic relationships at work? Well, that very much depends on the business. The recent departure of Philip Schofield from ITV (after a workplace relationship with a younger colleague) has highlighted the reputational damage that can occur when...

Six Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Six Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make

At citrus HR, we support thousands of small businesses every month through their HR headaches, and often notice trends around the type of questions we’re asked; what we’ve spotted is there are Six common HR mistakes small businesses make. These mistakes fall under the...

What is employee onboarding?

What is employee onboarding?

You've probably heard the term onboarding before, but have you ever considered what it is and why you need it? When it comes to recruiting, it isn’t always plain sailing.  Finding the right candidate for the job can be challenging, costly and time consuming, so...

ChatGPT in the workplace

ChatGPT in the workplace

We all know how quickly technology is advancing and with each great leap in artificial intelligence (AI), comes more questions. AI is part of our day-to-day lives now, which means we’re still learning how it impacts our working world and the jobs in it. ChatGPT is the...

Keep on top of everything with our new Leavers Checklist

Keep on top of everything with our new Leavers Checklist

In a small business, it can have a huge impact when someone leaves. But making sure that you have everything covered can make the process a lot smoother. Which is why we created our Leaver Checklist. Never forget the important things Download our leaver checklist now...