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Hiring and Recruitment

Got a growing business? Need to recruit? Here are some top tips on hiring employees

If your business is growing you're going to need more help! But the process of recruiting good staff can be lengthy and costly. So, knowing how to go about finding the right people for your business is key to making things go as smoothly as possible. And when you have recruited them, you need to hold on to them. Read helpful information and advice on hiring employees.

Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

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Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

SME owner Tracy Ewen talks about the huge value apprentices bring to small businesses and shares advice like how to recruit an apprentice and salaries

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

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Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Phil Foster discusses how the new National Living Wage could cause SMEs to make low-skilled staff unemployed to save on costs.

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

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How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Government want big firms to report pay for men and women, but SMEs can also take action to help close the gender pay gap. Here's how.

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

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Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Recruiting temporary Christmas staff? Here's a guide to understanding the difference between who's a worker, and who's an employee.

Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

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Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

When looking to fill a vacant position there are two common trains of thought - external or internal. But where is best to look?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

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What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

With the hourly national minimum wage due to rise, it's important for employers to be prepared. Find out about the current regulations and planned changes

Poaching Employees

Poaching Employees

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Poaching Employees

How to avoid getting into legal hot water when headhunting competitor's staff, and preventing their own staff from being poached.

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

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Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Looking for an accountant, but unsure whether to outsource or go in-house? We weigh up the pros and cons of both, and evaluate cloud solutions such as Xero

How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

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How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

Find out how a financial manager can boost your business, and get advice on when to recruit someone.

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

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Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

There are some common terms that you need to include in employment contracts. We share 7 of these terms including basic wage, working hours and holiday pay

Addition of Staff to the Business

Addition of Staff to the Business

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Addition of Staff to the Business

New staff members or department reshuffles can cause disruption, so what’s the best way to manage internal changes to personnel? Fleximize shares its tips

Employment and Supply Contracts

Employment and Supply Contracts

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Employment and Supply Contracts

Terms and conditions are a key part of an employment contract but can be overlooked. We explain the common terms and issues to consider before signing

Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

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Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

Are you sure you're ready to recruit your first employee? Read this article before drafting that all-important ad.

Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

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Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

Read our rundown of all the things you need to consider when calculating the cost of hiring a new employee. It could impact salary levels.

Is Direct or Transferable Experience Best?

Is Direct or Transferable Experience Best?

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Is Direct or Transferable Experience Best?

Don't exclude potential applicants by ignoring transferable skills when you're recruiting new staff.

What is a Fixed-Term Employment Contract?

What is a Fixed-Term Employment Contract?

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What is a Fixed-Term Employment Contract?

Fixed-term contracts are a great idea for temporary or seasonal workers. Fleximize provides an overview of FTCs, including how to renew and conclude them

HMRC Penalties for Self-Employed Workers

HMRC Penalties for Self-Employed Workers

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HMRC Penalties for Self-Employed Workers

Tax rules on using self-employed workers have been tightened. Make sure you understand who's responsible for tax and NI if you have self-employed workers

Advice on Reducing Staff Hours and Laying Off

Advice on Reducing Staff Hours and Laying Off

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Advice on Reducing Staff Hours and Laying Off

If you need to cut costs, sometimes reducing staff hours is the only option. Find out what the legal obligations are before changing your employee's hours

Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

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Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

Do employers need to advertise a role before appointing someone to complete it?​ Tina Chander, Head of Employment Law at Wright Hassall​ LLP, explores

Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

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Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

When holding job interviews, its important to screen out unsuitable candidates. That's obvious. But how do you go about making sure you're not missing out?