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Question 2- The five most common HR questions we’re asked.

Welcome to our second post in our series about the common HR questions we’re asked. Today’s question is:

I am taking on my first employee what do I need to do?

Depending on where you are in the process of taking on a new employee will depend on what you need to do. At ADD HR Solutions we will advise to consider what the employee will be doing, this will help build up a picture of the tasks they are going to carry out (job description) the knowledge, skills and attitude required to carry out the job (person specification) and how the job will be undertaken (full-time, part-time, fixed-term, outsourced etc).

For your first employee you will need a contract of employment which sets out the expectations of both parties. This professionalises the relationship and if there is an employment dispute outlines the express terms you have agreed; otherwise it will be a case of establishing this in a tribunal, which is .

You will also need to check the employees right to work in the UK; if this is not completed and the employee does not have permission to work in the UK you could be facing a fine of £20,000.

Basic policies such as disciplinary, grievance and an induction checklist will set you on the right road to a successful relationship.

If you’re looking at taking on your first employee   ADD HR Solutions provides a package tailored to the needs of new employers. Call or email to find out more


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