Employing someone for the first time can be quite a daunting experience; fortunately there is some useful guidance available to assist with this to help you expand your business.

In addition to links below, you will also be able to obtain advice on this from your accountant or recruitment companies who may support your search for candidates.



Employing people- a guide for new employers

ACAS have prepared a handy summary for new employers, including eight key areas for employers to be aware of and a helpful checklist of important areas for consideration.

download  Acas_A_Guide_For_New_Employers_January_2015

In addition to this- free, confidential and impartial advice on employment law can be accessed through the ACAS helpline on 0300 123 11 00.

ACAS have also developed the ‘ACAS Model  Workplace’, which is a free and easy to use tool to help check your organisations people management. This is broken down into short modules, which upon completion will yield a rating for how effective the used practices are.

This can be accessed at:

ACAS model


HMRC have produced an e-learning course for those looking to take on new staff. This tutorial will provide everything employers need to know in order to get started and can be taken at the users own pace and freedom.

This includes information on registering with HMRC, tax and NI, payroll and much more.

Please access the guide here:

Useful links:

New employers can also access a designated helpline: 0300 200 3211 (Mon to Fri 8am-8pm & Sat 8am- 4pm)

HMRC has some useful information for those who are looking to employ for the first time; citing key considerations and areas that must be considered before registering with HMRC to recruit.

A useful link for further information: