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Taking on your first employee Part 1: Planning: Episode 54



Taking on your first employee: Part 1 Planning

In this weeks’ episode I bring you the first episode in a mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee.

In this episode I will cover:

  • Planning and why you should focus on what you want the employee to achieve, the outcomes before your recruit;
  • Why you should think carefully about all of the costs including the hidden costs of taking on an employee;
  • The importance of budgeting correctly when considering salary and hours;
  • How you can find the right person;
  • How are you going to decide who is the right person for the job;
  • What references and pre-employment checks you are going to make;
  • Why an offer letter is important and what to include.

Action Points

  1. Brainstorm and plan what you want before advertising;
  2. Look at your budget;
  3. Ensure that those who are dealing with recruitment have at least some basic training on the Equality Act;
  4. Outsource all or some of the process. Contact us for a fixed fee quote .

Helpful Information & Links

The Equality Act 2010

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