A Guide to Hiring your First Employee

So you’ve decided that you’re ready to take the plunge and hire your first employee – but navigating the recruitment process and understanding all of your legal obligations as an employer can be a daunting task. Fortunately help is at hand. Our new comprehensive guide covers recruitment - everything from writing a job description, to making someone a job offer; plus includes information on HMRC registration, guidance on running your payroll, plus health and safety regulations and guidance on maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

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How does the guide work?

To use it simply follow the step by step process. Beneath each step there are links to further resources and information – click the links and they will open in a new tab.

If you’re not sure if you’re ready to hire just yet then you might find our article on when to hire your first employee useful. You might also enjoy reading our interview with Will Gould, owner of the Watch House – who shares his experiences of hiring employees for the first time. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this guide, if you’ve any feedback please do let us know via the comments!