Employees

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

Employees
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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
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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
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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.

Employment rights
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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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Minimum pay rates | infographic

Almost all workers are entitled to certain statutory and minimum pay rates. Check what rates of pay your employees are entitled to.

Pen about to sign a statement of employment particulars
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Sample written Statement of Employment Particulars

Every employee is entitled to a written Statement of Employment Particulars outlining the terms of employment. Download a range of full and part-time contracts, self employed and contractor and sub contractor statements of employment.

Male employee dressed smartly self-assessing himself with a stehoscope
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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.

Man writing - job offer letter template
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Job offer letter template

Download customisable job offer letter templates, which you can tailor to your needs when recruiting a new member of staff.

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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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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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Advertise a job

Advertise a vacancy on the GOV.UK website. Advertise jobs and search for jobseekers whose CVs match your needs. You will need to open an account.

Recruiting - checklist
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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.

Man assessing a candidates CV with a pen in his hand next to his laptop
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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.

Smiling woman shaking hands - how to recruit a star performer
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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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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: 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.

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.