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Are you ready to take on a new employee?

Are you ready to take on a new employee?

Here are the most important HR areas to remember:

1. Decide how much to pay your employee
Remember to pay at least the national living and minimum wage rates.

2. Carry out pre-employment checks
Carry out references and qualifications checks. You may also want to carry out a health check before you employ them.

3. Check right to work in the UK
You must check if they are legally entitled to work in the UK. The Home Office fine for not checking can be from £45k per employee!

4. Check if you need to apply for a DBS criminal records check
If the role is working with vulnerable adults or children a DBS is normally required.

5. Get employment insurance
You will need employers’ liability insurance as soon as you become an employer.

6. Send job details in writing to your employee
Once you have chosen your new employee, you should send them details of the job in writing. This should set out the main terms and conditions of the job otherwise known as their Employment Contract.

7. Tell HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
If you employ someone, you will need to register as an employer with HMRC and set up PAYE details.

8. Check if you need to automatically enrol your employee into a workplace pension scheme
All employers have to provide workers with a qualifying workplace pension.

If you need further information or support, contact Foreshore HR:
Telephone 023 9298 2685 or Email sam@foreshorehr.com

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