Recruitment, contracts, discipline and grievance

Having set procedures for recruiting and managing staff doesn't just make the processes easier for you and your team – many are required by law.

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Interviewing

Skilled interviewing is important to make sure you recruit the right person. How to interview candidates, and common mistakes to avoid.

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Q&A: Dismissing employees

Solicitor Helen Kay answers key legal questions about sacking staff including notice periods and how to use ACAS guidance to help you.

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Q&A: Should I employ a family member?

Employing a relative is quite different to recruiting someone else. There are some important tax and legal considerations which we explore here:

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Q&A: Staff grievances

It is all too easy for staff grievances to escalate. Find out what process and procedures you should follow to address any staff grievances correctly.

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Tales from the interview room

Getting the right person is not easy. No one likes being interviewed and sometimes it can go very wrong. Here are some tales from the interview room.

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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.