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.

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

Need to hire an accountant? Find out when you should recruit and if in-house is better.

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

Understand the common terms that you need to include in employment contracts

Addition of Staff to the Business

Addition of Staff to the Business

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Addition of Staff to the Business

What’s the best way to add new staff to an existing team or to reshuffle existing teams?

Employment and Supply Contracts

Employment and Supply Contracts

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Employment and Supply Contracts

We’re all guilty of skim-reading a contract, but there are key T&Cs that should be always be noted and read in detail. Failing to do so could spell trouble.

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?

What is an FTC, and advice renewing and ending fixed-term employment contracts.

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

Your obligations when reducing staff hours, and your options if you need cut costs temporarily.

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?

Make sure you stay on the side of the law when recruiting for a new position.

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?

Buying a Business and Keeping Staff

Buying a Business and Keeping Staff

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Buying a Business and Keeping Staff

Buying a new business? Here's why existing staff are so crucial to your new investment.

New Recruits' Health Not up to the Job?

New Recruits' Health Not up to the Job?

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New Recruits' Health Not up to the Job?

How to manage a new recruit who's too sick to work, and an employee who's given misleading health information.

How to Negotiate Salaries with Staff

How to Negotiate Salaries with Staff

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How to Negotiate Salaries with Staff

Discussing pay with potential employees and existing staff members asking for a raise.

2 Types of UK Working Visas

2 Types of UK Working Visas

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2 Types of UK Working Visas

Confused about working in the UK? Whether you're an employee looking for a job or employer looking for talent, these tips will help you smooth the process.

What's the Cost of Hiring a New employee?

What's the Cost of Hiring a New employee?

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What's the Cost of Hiring a New employee?

Planning recruitment? The process of hiring new staff can be costly. Check you've got all costs covered with our article.

How to Find Quality Staff

How to Find Quality Staff

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How to Find Quality Staff

Finding good quality staff involves using a number of methods - we answer your FAQs