Things to consider before you start
From Our Toolkit
It is vital that you consider all the legal and human resource implications of employing staff before you embark on it.
Before you start
Gov.uk has 2 useful tools to help support you through the process of employing someone for the first time.
- Employing people for the first time tells you the 7 things you need to do when employing staff for the first time.
- Employ Someone: Step by Step is an easy to follow guide that takes you through what you need to check you have in place before you employ someone.
NCVO’s HR policies includes example HR policies, templates and guidance notes to help small organisations produce a clear set of employment documents.
Both are not only useful if you are employing someone for the first time but are also a helpful checklist to make sure your have everything in place.
If you already employ staff the NCVO’s Working with staff resources provide comprehensive guidance on how to support staff during Covid.
The information provided above covers the legal issues you need to consider, but we would always recommend you take independent legal and HR advice.