Taking on your first employee: Part 4 Frequently Asked Questions


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Taking on your first employee: Part 4

Frequently Asked Questions

In this weeks’ episode it is the fourth and final part of the mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. This week I will cover some of the frequently asked questions and concerns from business owners about taking on their first employee.

In this episode I will cover:

  • What to consider if you are thinking about taking someone on as ‘self-employed’;
  • Why you should proceed with caution before deciding to make someone ‘self-employed’;
  • Fixed term verses permanent contracts;
  • Why you need to think about the possibility of recruiting the right person and the terms you offer;
  • Zero hours verses guaranteed hours;
  • When you have to pay statutory sick pay;
  • If you have to give an employee maternity leave and maternity pay;
  • When you have to give an employee paid holiday.

Action Points

  1. If you are worried about any of the questions seek some advice and talk things through with someone experienced;
  2. Go back to the first episode of the mini series about planning to take on your first employee;
  3. Decide if you can actually afford an employee before you recruit;
  4. Give me a call and talk it through 023 8098 2006.

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