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How engaged are your employees? If your staff are kept motivated and challenged, either as part of the work itself or the culture your business is built upon, and feel valued, then there’s a good chance there will be high levels of employee engagement.

Similarly, if your product or service is something everyone believes in and can get behind, then it’s likely that engagement levels will be high and staff will work hard and pull in the same direction.

But what if employee engagement is low and staff appear to lack motivation? Here’s how to improve employee engagement.

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If business is booming, it’s down to the hard work of both you and your employees. And when things are going well, it’s always good to reward staff for their hard work, maybe with some extra time off, a bonus or even a pay rise.

But while it’s relatively straightforward to offer an employee a pay rise on your own terms, what if an employee comes to you asking for a pay rise, or even demanding one?

Last week, we showed you how to ask for a pay rise, here’s the flip-side – how to deal with a pay rise request.

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We all want fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work, but what if you think your employer simply isn’t paying you enough? Or if you’re a freelancer who feels you’re being fleeced by low rates? Here’s how to ask for a pay rise.

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Cyber crime is on the increase. Almost two-thirds (60%) of businesses have reported an attack in 2019, compared to fewer than half (45%) last year, according to research from Hiscox.

If you think your business isn’t at risk, think again.

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TSB has become the first major UK bank to refund to cyber crime victims who are tricked into parting with money from their bank accounts by fraudsters.

But will more banks follow suit?

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