Taking on your first employees

Key things to know and do, from a legal and practical perspective

Employment contracts and consultancy agreements

Recruitment issues, including references, legal checks and restrictive covenants

Policies, procedures, staff handbooks

Bonus and incentive arrangements, including advice on employee shareholder schemes

 

Managing your team

Performance management and appraisal processes

Family friendly rights, including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave and pay

Sickness absence

 

Protecting your business

Confidential information and IP, including non-disclosure agreements

Restrictive covenants and team moves

 

Resolving problems

Disciplinary issues, including poor performance and misconduct

Termination of employment and negotiating exits

 

Making changes

Reorganising your business, including changing terms and conditions and redundancies

Outsourcing services, including complying with TUPE

Preparing for sale

 

We also offer an outsourced HR service for start-ups and SMEs where for a low fixed monthly cost we will act as your in house HR team managing all of your company's HR matters, thereby freeing up valuable senior management time & resource.