Whatever your status, as soon as you become an employer, you are bound by legal obligations. The legislation is heavily weighted in favour of the employee and for any business, a claim from an employee can be costly, in time money and reputation.
There are many areas to trip up an inexperienced person including:-
- The lack of a contract of employment, whether permanent, temporary, part-time, full-time or zero hours.
- Misunderstanding of the statutory minimum allowances for staff regardless of status. For example, holiday pay, minimum wage, sickness, maternity, paternity etc.
- Inability to keep up with changes to legislation, implement the solutions and stay compliant.
- Dealing with sickness absence, particularly where an employee has been absent or is likely to be absent for an extended period.
- Wrongful and unfair Dismissal and the correct procedure to terminate a contract of employment.
Value for Money
Many businesses don’t need dedicated or full-time resource and outsourced HR is an excellent way for a business to reduce fixed overheads and maintain an independent approach to people matters. Outsourcing allows you to free up existing resources, or your own time, to concentrate on what’s really important – working on your business.
Outsourcing to an experienced professional means you get a qualified and competent resource for a fraction of the cost of employing someone internally.
Please follow the attached link to my website for further information on why you should outsource.