Are you employing a member of staff for the first time? If so, this could be the perfect guide for you. The process is fairly simple and there are 7 main steps you need to complete.
1. Decide Wages
First of all, you need to decide how much to pay your employee – you need to pay your workers at least the National Minimum Wage. To learn more, check out our guide on the National Minimum Wage here.
2. Check Legal Rights
The next step is to check if the worker has the legal right to work in the UK. The UK government offers a service so that employers can check this.
3. Consider a DBS Check
Thirdly, you might need to apply for a DBS check (previously known as a CRB check) if you work in certain fields, such as with children, vulnerable people, or security.
4. Get Insured
The next stage is to get employment insurance. You will need to get employers’ liability insurance as soon as you become an employer.
5. Send Out Job Details
Following this, you will then need to send the details of the job in writing to the worker. The employee will require a written statement of employment if they’re being employed for longer than a 1-month period.
6. Contact HMRC
Tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by registering as an employer. This can be done up to 4 weeks before your member of staff receives their first paycheck.
7. Think About Pensions
Finally, it’s a great idea to check if your staff need to be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme.
And that’s about it! Hopefully, when you’re next employing a new member of staff, the process will be easier with this handy checklist.
If you want to find out more about how to hire new employees, take a look at our previous article here.
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