What are your New Year’s resolutions this year?
We’re now a week into 2016, and many people are now back at work and into their daily routine once more. As you’ll know, most people choose to make a change or two in their personal life at the start of each year, in the shape of a New Year’s resolution – so why should your work life be any different?
We’ve written a free-to-download guide which lists the seven key things we believe should be considered by the people who own or work within small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Even just one could hopefully help you and your business take huge strides during the course of 2016 and have been selected based off recent trends within the SME industry.
Here are three of the seven resolutions with a summary of what we think:
1. Take time off
Research has found that many British workers don’t take all of their annual holiday allowance. Whilst this may be for many reasons, it’s actually beneficial for both the employee and employer to ensure that holiday allowance is taken advantage of. You’ll see your employees come back refreshed and reinvigorated after their break, as it’s good to get away from the office every now and again! Read more here.
2. Reduce your carbon footprint
In recent years, trends have shown that the majority of us are eating more healthily, and are reducing our wastage wherever we can; leading cleaner, longer lives. People are trying to reduce their carbon footprint at home and recycling is becoming more and more popular – this should be the same at work, too. Here at IRIS, we’ve identified the move to a greener workplace is something that will only get more prominent in the future, so we’ve developed software such as IRIS OpenPayslips and KashFlow which are cloud-based and are designed so that information can be managed on-the-go, and without the need to be printed out. Take a look and see if they could work for you and your business. To see more, click here.
3. Be found online
Believe it or not, there are still businesses which don’t have an online presence and don’t realise how this may be harming them. Having a website and social media accounts are commonly seen to be basic attributes in today’s business world, but if you are still yet to make the move online, make 2016 the year that you do! To read click more here.