Hiring employees

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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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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Graduate recruitment

Recruiting a graduate can give your business an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas - our guide to attracting suitable candidates.

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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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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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Sample written Statement of Employment Particulars

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

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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 assess CVs from job applicants

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.

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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

Download this job offer letter template, 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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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 seven key tasks you need to carry out to ensure you comply with the law. Find out what they are here:

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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.