Once you’ve got your basic HR in place, you’re in a good position to tackle the next step – remaining legally compliant. This is a vital part of running a successful business and will stop you running into any big difficulties further down the line.
When you’re new to HR, the volume of compliance-based admin can come as quite a shock. As an employer you’ll need to consider:
- liability insurance
- applicant checks
- pension auto-enrolment
- health and safety
- employment contracts
- right-to-work checks
All of these are essential and any business caught without them can incur hefty fines.
As a small business owner, you’re also legally required to have certain employment policies in place, such as disciplinary and grievance procedures. There are other policies you might want to consider as well – it’s good practice to be clear on issues like maternity leave and sickness absence.
Good to know, but where do I start?
Knowing where to start can be difficult, but we’d recommend providing your staff with an employee handbook. This way, you can lay out to your team how you will deal with situations and what you will expect from them.
An employee handbook (also known as a staff handbook or employee manual) is a collection of documents and policies outlining everything employees need to know about working at your company. Having them all in one place gives your new team easy access to the details and gives you peace of mind that everyone is on the same page.
When it comes to picking policies our HR team is here to help; they will happily review any existing contracts and policies you have – ensuring you’re legally compliant. They’ll also provide you with all the policies and contracts you need tailored specifically to your industry, making it as easy as possible for you.
How do I get started?
Contact Pink Pig People and Culture today on email@example.com and we can discuss your requirements and what service would best suit your needs.
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