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Taking On and Letting Go of Employees

Employees play a major role in your business’ success. They will play a key role in pushing your business forward and generating the profits that keep your business heading in the right direction and that provide you with a good quality of life. So, it is extremely important that you know how to treat these individuals correctly. Let’s take a moment to have a look at two major aspects of becoming an employer – hiring employees and firing employees.

Hiring Employees

Generally speaking, recruiting staff is much easier when you make use of a recruitment agency. Chances are that when you’re hiring, you’re looking for new staff because you’re already run off your feet. A recruitment agency will take the hard work off your hands and find the best candidates out there on your behalf.

Firing Employees

Hopefully, everything goes swimmingly with the staff members you take on and you don’t have to worry all too much about letting anyone go. But occasionally, you will find that the individuals you have working for you begin to slack once they’ve settled in, or show signs of unacceptable behaviour in the workplace. At times like this, you may feel that you’d be better off dismissing them and replacing them with someone else. This could be true. However, you need to make sure that you have sound grounds to dismiss anyone before going any further ahead with this process. A quick read through this infographic by national commercial law firm Harper James should help you to determine whether you can legally let go of an employee or not.

Infographic Design By national commercial law firm Harper James