Take the leap to becoming a first-time employer with more confidence!
I work with a number of small charities and social enterprises who are taking the leap and employing their first employee.
Firstly, there are a number of issues to consider and arrange or plan for:
- How are you going to manage paying salary, National Insurance and tax – in-house or find an accountant/bookkeeper or payroll provider?
- Pension auto-enrolment regulations require you to offer a pension to your employee if they meet the eligibility criteria. The pension regulator gives more information.
- You will need employers’ liability insurance. If an employee is injured or becomes ill as a result of the work they do for you, they can claim compensation from you. You can buy employers’ liability insurance through insurers or intermediaries like brokers or trade associations.
An employee has the statutory right to receive a written statement of particulars of employment within two months of starting work with you. You must ensure that it covers certain information.
There are also a small number of HR policies and procedures you should have in place for your first employee from day one.
I equip start-up small charities and social enterprises with the absolute essential starter kit of HR policies and procedures and template contract of employment to get them going.
If you are interested in knowing more then please do contact me.