There are many aspects to looking after your employees, from hiring, health and safety and skills training. Here are some key points to keep in mind.
Getting ready to employ people
Employing staff can incur a minefield of regulation that businesses have to adhere to. When you are ready to hire your first employee or to help you remain compliant on all things HR, it can be good to reach out to an HR consultant who can guide you through all the right processes.
Your accountant will help you to pay your employees through setting up PAYE and helping you navigate employment taxes and benefits, sick pay and statutory obligations.
Health and safety
Getting health and safety rights will mean that your business is a better place to work for you and your employees. It can also help to minimise injuries in the workplace and minimise staff absence due to creating a healthy, safe environment to work.
Skills, Training and Progression Pathways
Developing your staff will help to boost productivity and keep your employees loyal and engaged in their work. Creating ways to up-skill them and allowing them to progress through the company will help them see ways they can stay with your business for the long term.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training
It is really important that all members of your team feel valued. One way to do this is to have your employees go through Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training. You can search online for organisations that can provide this as online interactive training.