Tag Archives: HIRING

Employing staff for the first time – step by step guide

Employing staff for the first time

Learning  how to employ staff for the first time is one of the most important decisions to be made as an employer. If you’re looking to grow your business or manage your workload, employing new members of staff can significantly  improve your business to grow faster. However, the process can be overwhelming to handle in […]

Recruitment: What you need to know when making a job offer

Recruitment: The Job Offer

Once you’ve decided who to hire, you’ll need to make them a job offer. You can make a job offer verbally, but it’s better in writing to avoid misunderstandings later on. What to include in a job offer letter The letter should include: the job title confirmation you’ve offered them the job any conditions, for example that […]

Recruitment: Interviewing

Recruitment Advice Interviewing

You do not have to interview someone before giving them a job unless your business has rules that say you do. Even if you do not have to interview, doing so is a good idea so that you: can find out if the person really is right for that job do not leave anyone thinking […]

Recruitment: Advertising a role

recruitment advertising a job

Check if you need to advertise You’re not legally required to advertise a job, but it’s a good idea to do so.  Advertising a job means:  you’re less likely to break the law by discriminating, even if you did not intend to you’ll probably get a wider range of applicants who are suitable for the job […]

Recruitment: Check you are following discrimination laws

discrimination recruitment avoiding

When hiring, it’s obviously important to find the best person for the job. But you should also check you’re following the law on discrimination. It’s usually against the law to discriminate against a job applicant based on any of the following, known as ‘protected characteristics’: age disability race gender reassignment marriage and civil partnership pregnancy and maternity […]