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Erika Lucas – TAKING ON STAFF : Taking on Staff: Recruiting And Retaining The Best Staff For Your Business
Erika Lucas – TAKING ON STAFF : Taking on Staff: Recruiting And Retaining The Best Staff For Your Business

Taking on Staff

Erika Lucas
Brand-new, Paperback


The Hiring Guides For Start-Up. & Small Business

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ISBN 9781854586735
Publisher Crimson Publishing
Publication Date 25/2/2013
Pages 288
Weight 264 g
Dimension 21.6 × 13.8 × 1.1 cm
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Employing people for the first time can be a daunting prospect for any small business owner.

Hiring staff is a BIG COMMITMENT and you need to make sure you employ the right time to help your business grow.

Taking on Staff is a step-by-step guide to hiring and retaining quality employees for your small business.

Whatever your hiring experience, this practical jargon-free guide gives you the tools you need to effectively find, recruit and keep the best performing and highest motivated candidates for your businesses.

Staff recruitment is essential to any start-up and growing business and getting it wrong can cost your company.

Make sure you get it right when employing staff for your business with this practical guide from, the UK’s leading website for start-up and small businesses.

Whatever your hiring experience, this practical jargon-free guide gives you the tools you need, including:
● Identify the right time to hire.
● Finding and attracting the right staff for your business .
● Draw up a job desctiption.
● Consider all the employment options.
● Recruiting through agencies and advertising .
● The interview process and best practice
● Interview and select the right person.
● Motivating and developing staff.
● Up-to-date and essential legalities and HR legislation.
● Retaining employees for business success.
● Encourage and develop your new employees.
● Understand the employment legistration.
● Put the right policies in place.
● Drawing up an employment contract.

From the application process to setting up PAYE, this book has everything you need to help get it right. So you can share the workload and concentrate on bringing in new business. is the most popular independent website for anyone starting a business in the UK. Launched in 2000 by a successful entrepreneur, it offers unrivalled advice and inspiration from leading entrepreneurs and professionals to over 150,000 people every month.

Startups publishes a series of small business books to offer you more detailed help and advice.

Practical, jargon-free guide to recruiting and retaining the best staff for small businesses.

At Startups, we’re as passionate about small business as you are

With expert advice from as well as real life HR tips, this guide contains the essentials, from recruitment agencies and job descriptions to interviewing and hiring as well as motivating and retaining employees.

About the Author
Erika Lucas is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for a range of HR and business magazines. She also carries out PR activity, event management and communications projects for a number of organisations, including the Hertfordshire branch of the CIPD. A new and developing area of work for her is providing media relations coaching to consultants/independent practitioners.

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