Employing People in Start-Ups
If you’re employing someone for the first time you may be unsure about whether they’re eligible to work for you, how much to pay them, or what should be included in their employment contract.
There’s no need to worry though, as we can guide you through all the steps to make sure your new staff are enrolled smoothly and to the correct employment regulations.
Simply call us on 01905 677 888 to speak to one of our Business Engagement Team.
Your First-Time Hiring Checklist
To help you get everything you need to employ the right candidate, we’ve listed the key hiring considerations for a start-up business:
Salary or wages
Right to work
Statement of employment
You must give employees a ‘written statement of employment particulars’ if their contract with you lasts one month or more. Give this to your employee within the first two months of their starting and ensure you include the main conditions of employment.
To find out what your written statement should include, you can ask one of our advisers and we’d be happy to help.
HM Revenue & Customs
If you employ someone – even if it’s only yourself – you’ll usually need to register as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Registration can be done online; however, it may take up to two weeks so make sure you’re prepared.
You’ll need to give your staff – and yourself if you are employed by your company – a pay statement showing any deductions that have been made. Your staff may also qualify for a workplace pension automatic enrolment.
Need more information?
Our checklist above covers the key areas to consider when employing someone for your start-up business. If you’d like further information about employing staff, visit the Employment and Training section of our website, or contact us today for help with any specific questions you may have.