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From body odour to skimpy clothes - the conversations managers dread

Publication: The Guardian

Summer can be a tricky time for small business owners. Even though the sun is out and dispositions become sunnier as a result, businesses can feel the strain as a greater number of employees inevitably go away on holiday.

The summer season also creates some problematic, and sometimes awkward, employee issues. For example, how do you deal with an employee who wears inappropriately skimpy shorts to the office, or someone with bad body odour which is causing complaints from their colleagues? With the Olympics taking place, how do you speak to a colleague who keeps sneaking out of the office to watch events on their phone?

As a small business owner, chances are you have to deal with human resources issues solo, without a dedicated professional to help you out.

To read the full article, please click here to go to The Guardian’s Small Business Network.

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