Top Rated Articles

Wedding Invitations Don'ts

By Sarrah Beaumont | 5 Rating | Published 2009-07-21 18:24:23

Much is already written regarding weddin...
Read more..

Car Bodywork Paint Repair Restoration Techniques - Spray Painting

By Mario Goldstein | 5 Rating | Published 2009-07-22 21:11:32

When buying a car one of the biggest cho...
Read more..

How Do I Make My Home Insurance Company Hurry Up?

By Anthony Peck | 5 Rating | Published 2009-08-07 05:45:36

Is there anything more frustrating that ...
Read more..

Do You Really Need Car Insurance

By Warren Fets | 5 Rating | Published 2009-08-21 03:45:27

There are many advantages to having car ...
Read more..

So What Do You Really Know About Fashion?

By Benedict Smythe | 5 Rating | Published 2009-08-24 15:48:39

Fashion is extremely seductive, slightly...
Read more..

Becoming an Employer in Your Business By Naz Daud

  in Business | Published 2010-03-13 14:31:08 | 198 Reads | Unrated

Summary

For people starting their own business, there is the distinct possibility that they will come across many things that they have never previously encountered in their working life One of those things is that, depending on the nature and the size of the business, they may have to hire others to help

with their workload – in other words, become an employer

Full Content

For people starting their own business, there is the distinct possibility that they will come across many things that they have never previously encountered in their working life.

One of those things is that, depending on the nature and the size of the business, they may have to hire others to help with their workload – in other words, become an employer.

Becoming an employer can seem to be every bit as fraught with complications and issues as starting the business in the first place, and there are many considerations to be taken into account if this is something t
hat you plan to do (or realise you are going to have to do), either on a temporary or permanent basis.

The first thing on your mind if you decide to hire someone is most likely to be – where do I find this person or people? If the job you need filling is solely for a very brief period, you may not need to do much more than simply hire a temporary worker from a registered employment agency.

This more or less cuts out most of the issues associated with being an employer, but you still need to be aware of the responsibilities that remain, such as ensuring a safe working environment for your new employee.
You should be sure of how many hours you wish to offer your new employee before you go looking – and whether or not this is a permanent position or just for a specific period of time that’s considered as being longer than the standard ‘temporary’ basis.

You could go the employment agency route, or you could advertise on your own, but another option is to go to Jobcentre Plus. If you hire someone who has been on Jobseekers Allowance for more than six months, JobCentre Plus might subsidise you for a thousand pounds toward their salary, and there is even the possibility of gaining another fifteen hundred pounds from them under certain criteria, primarily if you are willing to train someone who may not be completely qualified for the position that you are looking to fill.

Be sure to visit the Jobcentre Plus web site for more detailed information than can is provided in this summary article. If you decide to hire someone, you may have to register yourself as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

However, under certain circumstances you may not have to, so it’s advisable to visit their web site (where you can read and/or download relevant information) or call 0845 60 70 143 for a better understanding of the rules and regulations governing this situation.

It’s also a good idea to make certain that your prospective employee is, in fact, legally allowed to work in the United Kingdom – something you can ascertain by ensuring the employee provides you with the correct documents to prove their right to do so. A list of the documents needed to verify this right can be downloaded from the UK Border Agency web site.

Becoming an employer for the first time can be an intimidating prospect at first, but in the long term, it can be a vital step to take to ensure the success and longevity of your business.

Comments

Login to comment

About the Author

Naz Daud - CityLocal Franchise Business Franchise Franchise Advantages Home Franchise Opportunity

About OpenArticle

openarticles.com is an article website dealing with the collection of quality articles on a number of subjects including entertainment, arts and science, medicine, career, classifieds, computers, technology, culture, education, entertainment, health, wellness, fitness, diet, writing, world affairs and many more. Read more...

Follow On

Contact: Contact OpenArticles