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

Advertising for, shortlisting and selecting the right recruit is not always easy. Our overview explains how to get your recruitment processes right.

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Recruiting - checklist

It's vitally important to make sure you hire the right person with the right skills to fill company needs. Read how to recruit successfully.

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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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Setting up your payroll - checklist

If you take on employees, you will need to set up a payroll system to make sure you're fulfilling your legal obligations. Here's where to start.

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Using consultants - checklist

Using a consultant can be a great way to get a project rolling or to bring in expert help. We explain how to get the best from your consultant.

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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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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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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.

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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.