Employing People

The success and failure of a business can often lie in the hands of its people, the decisions they make and the way they undertake their day-to-day activities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that remote working can be adopted successfully on a much larger scale than previously thought. Working remotely doesn’t have to be full-time arrangement, part-time remote working can be balanced with more standard days in a central workplace. Establishing a new ‘hybrid’ solution can provide long-term benefits to your company, your employees and your community.

This Remote Working Toolkit is a free resource for companies who want to establish a ‘new normal’ way of working, providing guidelines, downloads and inspiring case studies to help you shape the best remote working solution for your business.

Remote working toolkit

It will almost always be impossible to grow your business without employing other people to compliment your own skills and expertise. So, when you start bringing people into your business you should be clear what you need them to do and make sure you employ the right people for those roles. Recruiting is a relatively straightforward process, but you need to be aware of your obligations as an employer and be sure that your employees are eligible to work.

Identifying the future skills and experience your business will need is key to improving its performance so encouraging staff training and development in line with these requirements will pay dividends later. Allocating a budget for training and development might seem like a costly exercise so it is important to make sure you are spending these funds on the people and activity that will contribute to business improvement.

Download the HR toolkit for small business

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