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Local Growth Hub adviser launches Employment book for growing businesses

Entrepreneurs and small business owners often complain about employment regulations, and suggest that that they are a barrier to business growth.

Experienced Liverpool-based HR adviser Simon Jones, who has supported small organisations across the City Region for nearly 20 years, believes there are still too many businesses and start-ups with a lack of knowledge of employment regulations and an incorrect assumption that the law prevents them from running their business effectively.

In the newly expanded and updated edition of his successful book, Happy Working Relationships – the small business guide to managing people and employment law Simon tackles some of these myths and argues that employers who behave in a positive manner will achieve greater staff motivation and business success.

Simon says: ‘There are plenty of business owners and managers who’re terrified at the idea of staff issues. Words like “TUPE”, “constructive dismissal” and “tribunal” strike fear into the hearts of many bosses, but much of the time there’s nothing to worry about if they make sure they have a basic understanding of the law, use some common sense, and remember that they are dealing with other people. The book’s designed to demystify HR terms and make sure employers get the best out of their most valuable assets – their employees

HR Zone, the online HR magazine, commented “it provides a common-sense view of all aspects of recruiting, managing, employing and ultimately dismissing staff... concise and extremely readable”.

Now updated to cover employment law changes in the last few years,  it’s a must-read for anyone seeking an overview of their employment and HR responsibilities.

Happy Working Relationships – the small business guide to managing people and employment law is published by Wordscapes, ISBN number 978-0-9955594-2-4, The paperback edition is available here, or via Amazon, priced at £12.99. It is also available as an e-book from Amazon, (RRP £5.99).