Becoming an employer is a huge business milestone – as is employing your 10th or 50th employee. However many employees you have in your small business, you need to know your employer responsibilities, all the ins and outs of PAYE and how to be a good manager. Read up on free advice guides on recruitment, human resources (HR) and management to make sure you have the best small business team. And watch our entrepreneur interviews, read startup and small business case studies as well as in-depth features to find out how to handle employees. Check out our video with Duncan Bannatyne on how to manage a team.
Our recruitment section tells you everything you need to know to about finding the right employee for your business, whether that’s a financial director or a secretary. It’ll help you learn how to interview employees and how to use an employment agency or head-hunter. Watch our videos wit Caprice and hear about how a virtual team can help your business.
Check out the HR section for advice on paying your employees’ tax, National Insurance and student loan repayments, the low-down on PAYE and how to pay bonuses and commissions. Read about the challenges other small business owners have faced in our business case studies and watch entrepreneur interviews for more expert advice. And if you’re in the unfortunate position where you need to fire an employee, our in-depth feature on how to make a redundancy will help.
To find out how to be a good manager and handle employees while building a strong business team, check out our section in managing employees. We offer free advice guides on how to develop a people strategy, assessing your employees and what to do when an employee leaves, among others. Look out for Bebo founder Michael Birch sharing his expert entrepreneurial insight, too.