Taking on staff right at the start or later, once your business starts to grow, can feel like a daunting task but fortunately there is a lot of useful information available so that you can navigate your way through the requirements easily.
Ensure you are clear about what the expectations are from the role and what qualities you are looking for in a candidate. Your staff represent you and the business and you will be intrinsically linked.
Employment is a commitment on both sides so getting it right is important.
Useful information can be found in the following places:
- 'Employing staff for the first time' on the Government website. This provides information on all aspects of employment; insurance, how much to pay, contractual relationships, pension schemes and who you need to tell.
- ACAS; here you will find lots of free templates to help you prepare to take on new staff and also help with managing and disciplinary issues.
- D2N2 Growth Hub website; here you'll find lots of useful advice from how to recruit and develop job specifications and descriptions, to how to deal with pensions and retirement.