Well done! You are experiencing high demands for your products or service and in a position to employ someone for the first time means it’s a great achievement.
There are some things that we forget to consider though when first faced with this decision. First, consider whether it’s a permanent requirement, seasonal or temporary, or even part-time. Think about what their continued employment is reliant upon and with the very best of foresight that the requirement is going to continue.
You will also need to think about any practical elements of becoming an employer, think about the requirements of the job you’re creating, what will you be paying them, and how to get candidates and select someone who is right for the role.
You will also need to provide them with a written contract of employment, carry out some background checks, inform the HMRC, and decide how you are going to pay them. And don’t forget your employers’ liability insurance and swotting up on all those employment rights!
Checklist when starting a new employee:
√ Employers liability insurance in place
√ Paying individuals monthly or weekly
√ Permanent or temporary contract?
√ What benefits will they have – how do you want to be perceived to the new employee – what will make them want to work for you
√ Confirmation in writing of the terms and conditions of employment, a legal requirement
√ Informing HMRC that you employee
√ Check Right to Work documentation in line with the Asylum & Immigration Act
If you need to talk through any of the above elements, our qualified consultants at Teme HR can help, please call for an informal chat on how we can help on 07989 343361 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .