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Personnel

Maternity
It's important to be fully aware of a pregnant employee's rights and to be able to handle things properly and correctly. Use this checklist to work through what's required of you.  Read more
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Sickness
Dealing with sickness absence is a perennial problem for most employers. Use this checklist to help keep the impact to a minimum. Read more
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How to discipline an employee
From time-to-time, you will need to discipline members of staff. There is a right and a wrong way of going about this. Use this checklist to ensure you do things the right way. Read more
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Preventing discrimination and harassment claims
These are to be avoided at all costs. Quite apart from generating adverse publicity, they can be very costly as there's no cap on the amount of compensation that can be awarded. This checklist will help avoid such claims. Read more
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PAYE and National Insurance
As an employer you are responsible for deducting both income tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC) from your employee's salary. Failure to do so could result in you being fined as well as being liable for any unpaid tax or NIC. Read more
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Hours of work, rest breaks and holidays
All these areas are covered by legislation known as the Working Time Directive (WTD). Make sure you know what the WTD says and that you keep proper records so as to avoid getting into problems and disputes with any of your employees. Read more
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Recruitment
The task of recruiting the right person for your business is not to be underestimated. There are various ways of going about this. Make sure you are clear before you start the process about what you want and who you're looking for. Read more
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Appraisals
Meaningful appraisals are all about reviewing your employees' performance and potential. It should be a two-way process. To ensure your appraisals achieve their objectives, use this checklist as a guide. Read more
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Contracts of employment
Not only are they essential so that both you and the employee know where you stand but also the legislation insists upon you giving certain basic terms. Use this checklist to make sure you're fully compliant. Read more
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Interviewing
Interviewing candidates is your opportunity to get to know them and to assess whether or not they are going to be suitable for the business. To ensure you choose the right candidate, use this checklist to remind yourself what's involved and what you should be looking for. Read more
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What to pay your employee
You are quite at liberty to pay your employees whatever you like, subject to complying with the National Minimum Wage. However, to retain your best staff, you might need to pay above the going market rate, provided your business can afford to do so. Read more
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Leavers and the exit interview
When you lose staff, make sure that any departure is handled as smoothly and as professionally as possible, including carrying out an exit interview. Read more
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Redundancy
Making employees redundant is a task your business may never have to undertake. However, if you do have to perform this unpleasant task, you need to understand that it's procedure driven and getting it wrong could lead to a claim for unfair dismissal. Read more
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Inducting your new employee
Inducting someone into the workplace is all about introducing them to the business, meeting their colleagues and clients and generally helping them settle in as quickly as possible to make them feel welcome. It's all about creating the right impression, so use this checklist to guide you through the... Read more
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Making an offer and taking up references
Having identified the successful candidate, an offer needs to be made and the potential employee must be checked out by taking up references to ensure that everything is in order. Read more
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