Recruiting an employee: A step-by-step guide

Recruiting an employee - new member of staff{{}}You may have been running your business on your own, but have reached the stage where you need some extra help. You may be taking on your first employee, recruiting additional staff or be looking to replace someone who has recently left your business.

There are some key steps you should take when employing someone. Failure to follow them could leave you with an unproductive or unsuitable employee or, in the worst case scenario, facing an employment tribunal if things go badly wrong.

This tool, from Acas, is aimed at small firms and organisations, and line and team managers in larger organisations. It includes sections on:

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