Employing people for the first time

Employing people for the first time

Following on from my blog last week, I have been asked several questions around building the process for the first time, so I thought I’d share some thoughts with you today so you can nail the process and successfully attract in the right talent for you, first time!

Taking on employees, especially if it’s for the first time can be daunting… it’s a huge step to growing your successful business. I know exactly how that feels!

So, when it comes to attracting real talent in, whether you’re in a corporate role or running your own business, you’re going to want to do it right and with confidence.

So, if you’ve ever thought that you’re not confident in the employment process, perhaps you’ve never employed before or maybe it’s been a while and you need a little refresh – then this is the blog for you!

If this is new to you then don’t worry, in my experience many people struggle to undertake recruitment processes. Why? Well, for many reasons, confidence, understanding of the employment process, and fear of the cost and getting it wrong are among them.

So, whether you’re a total beginner or want to hone those skills for onboarding, I’m here for you.
Now, if you want to attract the right talent to your business then you’re going to want to start by being what you want to attract. It all starts with you!

So, start with offering at least National Minimum Wage for your roles. The more you can offer, the better the talent/skill set you’ll get – obviously there will always be exceptions to the rule but we’re talking broadly speaking here.

If you’re employing for the first time, there are some additional considerations to take into account like:
1. Getting employers liability insurance
2. Registering with HMRC as an employer

You’re going to really want to tick these boxes to prove you’re serious about employing the right people into your business and to make sure you’re doing everything correctly so you don’t face fines and embarrassment later down the line.
The onboarding process for your employees is an area to spend some time on, this is what your employee will remember. I’m sure like me, you can remember the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to your experiences. So this is all about how you introduce someone into the business, how do you hep them settle in, find where everything is, discuss expectations?

Next up, it’s worth mentioning the changes to employment law recently where contracts of employment are concerned. Your new employees should have a copy of their contracts on or before their first day of work. In my experience, following these basic guidelines will help you navigate the process and avoid making any costly mistakes along the way.

If you want more support in launching and executing a successful recruitment process, one that has a proven track record for attracting the right talent for you… then dive on over to MyPeopleClub’s platform, where you’ll find all the resources you need to really smash your process and gain a deeper understanding of recruitment overall. There are step by step guides, recruitment flow charts and much more to make sure you don’t miss a thing along the way. If you need a more personalised touch, then drop me a line and let’s chat!