Before employing anyone it is well-worth getting your procedures and good practice in place, from recruitment to appraisals to health and well-being.
Where to go for information
- Business Gateway: has a helpline, email information service and information on the nuts and bolts of employing people on its website
- ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service): ACAS’s website not only has information on all aspects of employment law but a range of booklets on good practice in employment
- Healthy Working Lives: offers practical information and advice to help improve health and safety and the wellbeing of everyone at work