Recruiting employees involves considerable investment in time and money, so it's important to base your decision on a variety of factors. You'll need to identify your requirements and also be aware of your legal obligations. This guide will show you how to recruit the right employee in three steps.
You need to be quite specific when you advertise a vacancy. It should not only focus on duties you think the employee should perform now, but should also include any future requirements, in line with how you see your business growing. Establish which skills and qualifications are essential to the job and which are desirable.
You can advertise in national, regional, local or trade press and there are also internet job sites, some of which are tailored to niche industries. Using an agency can save you time but ensure you agree all fees upfront, including any advertising costs. Brief the agency as fully as possible.
It's essential not to discriminate when recruiting employees as you can face an industrial or fair employment tribunal from someone who is not an employee, if they believe they weren't selected as a result of discriminatory practices. It is unlawful to discriminate on several grounds, including sex, marital status, race and age.
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