Employees

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

Employees - overview

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

People management - overview

Creating a positive working environment with happy, motivated staff is not easy. Personalities can clash so people management skills are essential.

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.

Employment rights - overview

Employees are protected by a wide range of employment rights. This overview will help you understand the key regulations and avoid expensive mistakes.

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Job description template

A job description will help you write your job advert, provides pointers when interviewing and makes it clear to candidates what you are looking for.

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Employee self-assessment form

Before an employee appraisal, find out what they think of their own performance, with this free downloadable employee self-assessment form template.

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Recruiting staff toolkit

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

Recruitment
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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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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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How to assess candidates' CVs when recruiting

CVs play a key role in the recruitment process, by helping employers to assess someone's experience, key achievements and knowledge. Stacey Mead, HR Director at The HR Dept, explains what you should look out for.

Everyday workplace policies
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Everyday workplace policies

Workplace policies can save you a lot of time and effort and can help avoid misunderstandings or more serious employee disputes.