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Guide to employing the perfect person

27 April 2015

Employing someone can be a vital step in taking your business to the next level. In this guide, we explain how to make recruitment as painless as possible, and outline the key issues to consider so that you get the most out of becoming an employer.

If you run your own business, you're probably used to doing pretty much everything — whether it's dealing with customers, handling the paperwork or just making yourself a well-deserved cup of tea.

But there's a limit to how much one person can do. If you're looking to grow your business, sooner or later you're probably going to need to think about getting someone else on board and what that might involve.

It can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. And it could be the start of something big.

You might want to employ someone because there's simply too much work to do. Or it could be a way to bring in extra skills that you don't have. For example, taking on a salesperson might be the ideal way of getting more customers while freeing you to cope with the extra business.


Our guide covers the key things you need to know about employing someone:
  • Temporary vs permanent staff
  • Finding the right person for the job
  • Attracting applications
  • Effective interviewing
  • Taking on your new employee
  • The legal requirements you need to know about
  • How to keep your employees happy
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