You’ve advertised for a role and have found the ideal person to come onboard your business. You are really excited and want to offer her the job.
Now, you need to make sure things are in order when she joins.
Let’s walk through how we will make sure that everything is in order when your new starter joins the company.
The first thing to do is to offer her the job.
It may be that you already have had a phone conversation or email correspondence about the role and remuneration that she has accepted.
Although it’s not mandatory to have the job offer in writing, it is always good practice to formalise the process to confirm additional details such as;
Here is a template job offer letter you can use to make your own.
Although contracts are commonly written down, there is actually no legal need to have it on pen and paper and can be verbally agreed.
However, what is legally required is the Written Statement of Employment that should include the following details at the very least;
Here is a template that the government has produced that includes all the points above.
Broadly speaking, the contract and the Written Statement of Employment contain similar information so you can also use the list above to draft up a contract.
A couple of weeks before your new joiner starts, you want to check and make sure that they have everything they need to do their job when they start. This could include;
As an employer, you will also need to make sure you have your employees’ personal details on record so you can set them up on payroll and check that they have the right to work in the UK.
We use this New Employee Details form for everyone who starts with us to make sure everything is in order.
It’s really important that your employee has a good first impression of your company. That is why it’s crucial to make sure they feel welcomed.
Here are a few tips to make sure the first day goes smoothly.
Every company is different and will have their own views on employee onboarding but here’s how a typical first day could look like;
I hope you found the post helpful and puts you in a great position to continue growing your business!