Checklist for First-Time Employers

  • Price: £3.60
  • Published: November 2014
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

Hiring a new member of staff can help you run and build your business, but it also brings additional responsibilities. If you are taking on an employee for the first time, it is important to understand your legal obligations as an employer and know how to select the best candidate for the job.

This factsheet explains the steps involved in taking on an employee and outlines the main legal responsibilities for new employers. It covers the recruitment process, including how to avoid discrimination and comply with data protection regulations. It explains what you need to do before you hire your new employee, such as checking their right to work in the UK, taking out appropriate insurance, and registering as an employer with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The factsheet also covers what to do when your employee starts work and lists your ongoing responsibilities as an employer.

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