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Knowledgeable, competent and efficient staff are key in any business and many invest considerable sums in their training.

Yet many ignore the value to a company of investing in driver safety training for those employees who are on the road, either visiting customers or transporting goods.

Obviously, businesses need to keep a tight control on their costs, but when you consider the costs of dealing with the consequences of a collision it is a false economy to ignore paying for driver training – for ALL employees, not only those employed as drivers.

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Top 5 Tips to Limit the Risk of Being an Employer

 

Employment law is notoriously complex and uncertain with huge risks of tribunal action when things go wrong. Here are my top 5 tips to manage the risk of being an employer to allow you to move your business in the direction you want:

 

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People often ask me as soon as I mention that we employ apprentices how I found the right person, and how we balance the time needed to train up a school-leaver with the benefits they bring to our business.  

I came to apprenticeships much by accident during the process of growing my business, but have learned some valuable lessons along the way.  Here are some of the points which I've found useful to bear in mind - both through my own experience and having learned from other businesses who employ apprentices.

 

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