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The time has finally come – you’re ready to hire your first employee. Congratulations!

This is an important milestone and the next big step in your business journey. You’re at a point now where an extra pair of hands will help share the workload, but, with extra hands comes extra responsibility. 

This may be the first time you’ve thought about HR, and it’s something that needs to be taken seriously – you will come to rely on your new team, but they will also be relying on you.

HR can involve a lot of admin; there are lots of new skills to learn and procedures to consider. When it comes to your first employee, you’ll want to start developing your onboarding process, you’ll need to answer questions like:

  • Will you offer a probationary period?
  • How long will it be?
  • How will you provide your employee with a contract? 
  • What will their workplace induction look like? 
  • How will you manage staff absences and holiday requests?

It can seem like a smart move to borrow a contract template (either from a friend or the internet) and adapt it yourself, but this is a dangerous strategy because you run the risk of having clauses that don’t match the way your business operates. It’s worth knowing that compensation for a breach of employment contract at tribunal can reach up to £25,000! Not worth the risk!

The good news is you don’t need to tackle these HR tasks alone. Phew. With Pink Pig People & Culture powered by Citrus HR you’ve got a team of HR experts behind you, who are thrilled to offer you guidance and support – when it comes to HR, we’ve got your back.

How do I get started?

Contact Pink Pig People and Culture today on and we can discuss your requirements and what service would best suit your needs.


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