Employing people – a guide for new employers
Employing people seems a perfectly straightforward matter: hire them, then set them to work, but is it so easy?
Many employers find the list of legal rights and responsibilities daunting. But complying with the law and looking after your staff will make you more efficient and more profitable.
Getting the ‘people’ part of your new business wrong could cost you time, money or lost profitability through:
- recruiting unsuitable employees
- inadequate training
- low morale and motivation
- high absence levels and turnover of employees
- ineffective management and supervision
- too many dismissals
- employment tribunal claims.
When you take on new staff you need to:
Know the law
For further information on the legal rights of employees visit GOV.UK – Statutory Maternity Pay and Leave: employer guide.
Sort out your employment contract
You have just two months to provide your new employee with a written statement, setting out their rights to holiday, pay, time off etc. For further information, visit:
- GOV.UK – Changing an employment contract on how to help you write an employment contract
Pay the right rates
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