Hiring employees

Recruiting is a big step for all small businesses. Only take on staff if there's a genuine business need and other options aren't viable.

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Hiring employees - overview

Recruiting is a big step for all small businesses. Only take on staff if there's a genuine business need and other options aren't viable.

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Recruitment

How to recruit effectively - our guide to understanding what you need, attracting candidates and assessing their skills, experience and attitude.

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How to hire an apprentice

Hiring an apprentice can be good for your business. This guide explains how to hire an apprentice and outlines the responsibilities for employers.

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Q&A: Statements of employment

All employees are entitled to a written statement of employment setting out the main terms and conditions. Read these FAQs covering the essentials.

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Recruiting staff toolkit

When you take on a new member of staff, there are five tasks you need to carry out to ensure you comply with the law. Find out what they are here:

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Job offer letter template

Job offer letter template, which you can tailor to your needs when recruiting a new member of staff.

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Hiring an apprentice

Find out how easy it is to hire an apprentice in this video with National Apprenticeship Service Director, Sue Husband.

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New employee details template

Before taking on employees, you will need to gather certain personal information. This template will help you collect the correct information.

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How to recruit a star performer

Many small businesses do not have an in-house HR expert, but that's no reason to ignore the steps that will help you recruit a star performer.