TSH Master Class 10 Things You Need to Know if You Employ People


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The key points and highlights from Richard Cummings’ presentation “10 Things You Must Know When You Employ People”

Job Description – is important in creating a thought process that helps determine how critical the job is and how this particular job relates to others. It identifies the characteristics needed by a new employee filling the role.

Effective Recruitment – recruitment companies are expensive. Likewise, recruiting the wrong person is also expensive to just take a chance on someone and hope that they fit the role.

Contract – it regulates the terms and conditions of employment between the employer and the employee. It is the cornerstone upon which the relationship between employer and employee are built.

Employee Rights – employees have rights even before they get the job.

Health and Safety – every business has official responsibilities in order to guarantee the health and safety of its recruits and other people involved; protection of the work environment should be a priority.

Payroll – the primary mission of the payroll department is to ensure that all employees are paid accurately and timely with the correct withholdings and deductions, and to ensure the withholdings and deductions are remitted in a timely manner.

Appraisals – important to employees’ professional development, to meeting the company’s or firm’s goals or objectives and, ultimately, to contributing to the company’s or firm’s bottom line.

Financial & Non-Financial Rewards – employees are your most important customers. Rewards programs can improve performance as well as decrease turnover.

Manage Absences – absences affect productivity and profits and are likely to lower morale and motivation and should be dealt with seriously. Effective policies and procedures help improve absence rates and minimize its impact.

Disciplinary to Dismissal – areas to look into are: absences, performance, conduct, gross misconduct, and employee rights.

Richard’s presentation was part of TechStartHub Startup Masterclass: How to make sure you’re investment and exit ready held last November 8 at University College London – Roberts Building. The next masterclass, Expert Advice on Website Content Strategy, Analytics, and Community Building, will be held on November 28 at the Innovation Warehouse.

by: Cris Kerwin Pabuaya

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TSH Master Class 10 Things You Need to Know if You Employ People

  1. 1. 10 Things you need toknow if you employ people
  2. 2. Job Descriptions Why have them? Does they need one and do I want one?
  3. 3. Effective Recruitment Recruitment companies are so expensive Maybe I’ll take a chance on someone and hope they fit What should I ask at the interview, what shouldn’t I ask I’ll recruit internally
  4. 4. Contract Do I need to give one legally? Employed, Fixed, Self Employed, Casual? Can I prevent my ex-employees stealing my ideas and my other employees? I’m moving office, what if they refuse to move building?
  5. 5. Employee Rights Have rights before they even have a job Maternity / Paternity / Parental Leave Doctors & Dentist appointments I don’t recognise a union – you’re fired! Tribunals
  6. 6. Health & Safety How many people can I cram into my office? I have a toilet The heating never works I’ll just call an ambulance HSE RIDDOR
  7. 7. Payroll Tax codes They have more than one job Fixed term – Ltd comp – do their own Holiday pay CSA Deductions – P45 – P60
  8. 8. Appraisals I’m not doing them They’re pointless My employees hate them We all get on and everyone knows what they need to be doing
  9. 9. Financial & NoneFinancial Rewards I care about the company, therefore, my employees care about the company I cant afford to give pay rises
  10. 10. Manage Absences If they’re sick they’re sick I dont want to deal with this and I dont know where to start Ted had 30 days sick and Jack only had 10 how is Jack worse? Everyone is taking sneaky days off
  11. 11. Disciplinary to Dismissal Absence Performance Conduct Gross misconduct Employee Rights
  12. 12. ITS NOT SCARYThere is a lot there, you need to take advise and not guess the answer.Getting it wrong takes time and money to put right.
  13. 13. Thank You