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Employing people - golden advice!

The peoplefresh Team

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Employment is a great thing. When it goes well, employees can add significant value to your business - and can help you to delight customers, grow your business and return true bottom line value.


Once you take the decision to hire someone to join your team, whether it be for the first time or to join a wider team - you take on the responsibility of making that individual achieve the very best that they can - for you, and for themselves.


Great employees do require their employer to take care of the important things, like ensuring there is a clear contract of employment in place, there are consistent policies and procedures - including how to book holidays or what they can claim in expenses, all the way through to ensuring that quality development interventions are in place. Whilst working for you, your new employee will expect to grow, and to develop their skills to be even better at the role they perform. All of this is in your best interests, as well as theirs. As they grow, so too will the skills that they can bring to your business.


Also important when employing people is ensuring that you are protected from the potential risks of things going wrong. Whilst in any new relationship, we like to think of the positives, when it comes to employment there are significant legislative liabilities that are best managed in order to prevent that risk causing damage to the business you have worked so hard on developing.


Ensuring that you have the right terms in your employment contract, or handbook, that you have agreed processes in place for people to raise concerns and being certain that people know what it expected of them are all critically important. So too is knowing how to deal with issues when they arise, so if there is a need for formal action, or even a dismissal from within the Company, it is important that the process is followed in line with the appropriate legislation and guidelines.


At peoplefresh we like to ensure that these things are taken care of, with a focus on providing a pragmatic approach to the issues that you encounter. We are straight forward, and enjoy applying our expertise to help you focus on your own priorities whilst minimising risk, or taking action to improve your business.


If you would like to talk about how we can help your business, either on a long-term assignment, or for a specific concern that you're encountering, we would love to hear from you.


It is always best to be on the front foot, so if you have a concern, please do get in touch.