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How to Employ Your First Employee

The Ten Most Important Steps

How to Employ Your First Employee
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0353-7
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Pages : 61
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The real success of hiring your first employee lies in following the correct procedures, adhering to the requirements of legislation and taking action at an early stage.

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About the book

  1. Description
  2. Preface
  3. Content
  4. About the Author
  5. Embed
  6. Reviews

Description

At some point in the growth of your business you realise that you can no longer go it alone. There are a wide variety of laws, obligations, taxes and statutory records that can trip you up when you don’t know what you’re dealing with.

Lack of knowledge is not a defence, so ensure you find out what you have to do at an early stage. It will save you time, money and worry. This book has been written with the intention of helping you to avoid these types of sticky situations. The real success of hiring your first employee lies in following the correct procedures, adhering to the requirements of legislation and taking action at an early stage.

Preface

It happens to almost every successful business owner. At some point in the growth of your business you realise that you can no longer go it alone. Most business owners are well aware of the problems and costs of employment, and will initially try to use outsourced support. If that works well for you, there’s no reason not to use it, though be careful about the over-use of so-called self-employed workers who clearly are not genuinely running their own business.

However there may well come a time when your business has expanded and it can’t be done on an outsourced basis. Then it’s time to think about employing someone. There are a wide variety of laws, obligations, taxes and statutory records that can trip you up when you don’t know what you’re dealing with.

Lack of knowledge is not a defence, so ensure you find out what you have to do at an early stage. It will save you time, money and worry. This book has been written with the intention of helping you to avoid these types of sticky situations. The real success of hiring your first employee lies in following the correct procedures, adhering to the requirements of legislation and taking action at an early stage.

Content

Preface

About the author

Miscellaneous notes

  1. Overview of the Ebook
    1. Introduction 12
    2. Who counts as an employee?
    3. Recruitment and pre-employment checks
    4. Contracts of employment
    5. The first few months
    6. Employee rights
    7. What if the employee just doesn’t work out?
    8. Correcting performance or misconduct
    9. Health and safety responsibilities
    10. Additional legal responsibilities
  2. Who counts as an employee?
    1. Introduction
    2. Employed or self-employed?
    3. Agency staff
    4. Interns and work experience students
  3. Recruitment and pre-employment checks
    1. Introduction
    2. Basics of recruitment
    3. References
    4. Medicals
    5. Immigration checks
    6. CRB checks
  4. Contracts of employment
    1. Introduction
    2. Where is the contract contained?
    3. Legal requirements
    4. Extra terms
    5. Updates and amendments
  5. The first few months
    1. Introduction
    2. Purpose of probation
    3. Less favourable terms during probation
    4. Extending the probation
    5. Dismissal at the end of probation
    6. Dismissal after expiry of the probation period
  6. Employee rights
    1. Introduction
    2. Pay
    3. Pension
    4. Sick pay
    5. Hours of work and breaks
    6. Holiday
    7. Discrimination
    8. Family friendly rights
    9. Time off
  7. Dispute resolution
    1. Redundancy
    2. Young people
  8. What if the employee just doesn’t work out?
    1. Introduction
    2. Dismissal during or at the end of probation
    3. Dismissal after the end of the probation
    4. Dismissal – the minimum procedure
  9. Correcting poor performance or misconduct
    1. Introduction
    2. Poor performance
    3. Misconduct
    4. The correction process
  10. Health and safety responsibilities
    1. Introduction
    2. Policy statement
    3. Risk assessment
    4. Employers’ responsibilities
    5. Employees’ responsibilities
    6. Sanctions
  11. Additional legal responsibilities
    1. Introduction
    2. Employers’ liability insurance
    3. NICs
    4. Statutory records
    5. Data protection
  12. Where Next?

    Preface

About the Author

Kate Russell, BA, barrister, MA is the Managing Director of Russell HR Consulting and the author of this publication. As Metro’s HR columnist, she became known to thousands, with her brand of down-toearth, tactical HR. Kate is a regular guest on Five Live and her articles and opinions have been sought by publications as diverse as The Sunday Times, Real Business and The Washington Post, as well as every major British HR magazine and her HR blog has been rated third best in the UK. She is the author of several practical employment handbooks and e-books, the highly acclaimed audio update service Law on the Move, as well as a monthly e-newsletter, the latter document neatly combining the useful, topical and the frivolous.

Russell HR Consulting Ltd delivers HR solutions and practical employment law training to a wide variety of industries and occupations across the UK. Our team of skilled and experienced HR professionals has developed a reputation for being knowledgeable, robust and commercially aware. We are especially well versed in the tackling and resolving of tough discipline and grievance matters.

We also specialise in delivering employment law training to line managers, business owners and HR professionals, both as in-house, tailor made workshops or open courses. We provide a wide range of practical employment training, enabling new and experienced managers to ensure that they work in a compliant and ethical fashion, and gain optimum employee output.

At Russell HR consulting we will design and deliver a solution that suits your particular needs, identifying and addressing the issues in the way that best fits your workplace.

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Please visit our website www.russellhrconsulting.co.uk for information about the services we offer and to download your FREE employment tools.

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Reviews

Brandi C. Hannah ★★★★★

A book for business starters. Comprehensible and direct to the point.