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PROMOTION How a business can drive growth through staff engagement Empowerment Growth and Success 9 Successfully managing your workforce is one of the keys to productivity and growth. It's also a risk area, because if you get something wrong you could find yourself on the wrong side of a legal dspute or falling foul of a regulator. Head of HRExpress at Stephens Scown, Elie Hibberd, explains more. divide. Better motivated staffare more productive too, helping the business ISSUES FOR BUSINESSES data protection, lt is a workforce issue because businesses hold significan The list of employment issues that amounts of data about staff. It's perform more strongly. businesses need to manage seems to essential that you only hold data you getlonger by the week. There has beena acrually need and that it is secure lot of focus on pay in recenttimes, with the rises in the National Minimum IMPORTANCE OF GIVING Wage and Living Wage adding COLLEAGUES A VOICE costs. Added to that there have been But managing your woekforce is years in a row. Why don'tyouconsider a number of significant court rulings about much more than red tape and fyour businessdoes enough to engage around holiday pay and the extent to compliance. The most successful tafandbring themon yourjourneyor whichcommission and overtimeneed businesses find waysodreally engaging whetherthere are steps you could take to be taken into account, Businesses with staff and creatinga team dynamk thatwould ultimately reap benefits on have had to grapple with pensions where everyone knows the role they all sides auto-enrolment and shared parental play in the success of the business leave, while coming upon the horizon is bereavement leave for parents, likely This can range from simple to come into effect in 2020 We have found this ourselves at have been in the Sanday Times Best Companies to Woek Foe list for four measures such as having a reward and recognition programme or a Bllie Hbberd is a partner and head of HRExpress at Stephens Scown. HRExpress offers commercial, The pablic glare on cases of sexual sugestion scheme, to setting up harassment has only grown stronger emloyee focus groups where staff through the MeToo campaign, with can contribute to discussions around more employees likely to speak out certain issues or even an employee about unacceptable behavior at ownership scheme work. Then there's Brexit. Everybody hopes that EU workers' rights will be t's about giving people a voice preserved but it is hard to plan when rather than your staff feeling they're you don't know exactly how things being dictated to all the tinse. Once ill turn out. on HR and law issues that can be talored s0 this culture has been created, it's much easier to deal with conduC To this we can also add GDPR, grievance issues than if there is Stephens Scown LLP. Curzon House, Southemhay West, Exeter, Devon EX1 1RS