Employment Legislation – A Detailed Overview

Employment Legislation – A Detailed Overview

Employment Legislation – A Detailed Overview This guide to Employment Legislation provides a brief overview of some of the most commonly encountered aspects of legislation applicable to employment. It is not designed to be a comprehensive guide and further advice...
Managing Employees

Managing Employees

Managing Employees Employing people brings a whole new dimension to running a business.  There are things that you need to consider which are both informal and pretty much common sense (managing people) and formal (legal requirement). Managing your employees can be...
Training & Developing Staff

Training & Developing Staff

Training & Developing Staff In a small business or start-up environment, developing staff (the training of staff) can be an extremely difficult area. It is important as you design the ‘shape’ of your new start-up, or your growing business, that you consciously...
Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook The employee handbook is an addition to the contract of employment and is often referred to in the contract of employment. The Employee Handbook is intended to cover areas that apply to all employees equally and refers to policies that should be...
Contract of Employment

Contract of Employment

Contract of Employment All employees have a contract of employment with their employer.  A contract is an agreement that sets out an employee’s: Employment conditions Rights Responsibilities Duties These are called the ‘terms’ of the contract. There are hundreds of...
Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits Designing a reward system for your company is best done at the outset or at least before you have too many employees. The different types of employee benefits and rewards are numerous and some companies offer a mix and match approach, leaving...
Paying Employees

Paying Employees

Paying Employees There are seven key things a company must do before employing a member of staff: Decide how much to pay someone – you must pay your employees at least the National Minimum Wage. Check if someone has the legal right to work in the UK. You may have to...
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships There’s a view that apprenticeships are expensive and don’t fit into small business models. These are major misconceptions. We’ve entered a new age of apprenticeships, and there’s no better time to get an apprentice on board. Whilst common wisdom would...
Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment Law Regardless of the size of your business or the sector that you operate within, it is essential that you are aware of employment law rules and regulations. A failure to follow or adhere to rules, policies and procedures could see you facing costly...
Thinking of recruiting your new team

Thinking of recruiting your new team

Recruiting Your New Team One of the most challenging stages of setting up your own business (or buying an existing business) is finding and recruiting the talent to take your business forward and help you grow. The success of many businesses is dependent on a strong...

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