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Hiring your first employee

Learn how to expand your business by becoming an employer

So you’re thinking about hiring an employee? First off, it’s great that your business is doing so well that you need more help. However, if you thought being self-employed had its challenges, we have to tell you that being an employer adds a whole lot more.

But have no fear! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Workpond to compile a list of everything you need to know in this comprehensive guide to hiring your first employee.

This guide will help you decide whether or not hiring is right for you and, if so, whether to get someone in full or part-time. We’ll walk you through the pros and cons of hiring a freelancer or contractor, plus you’ll also master the recruitment process and learn all about the rights and responsibilities you have as an employer. We’ll even make sure you know how IR35 will effect you and the right legal documentation you need.

Becoming an employer doesn’t have to be daunting- we’ve got you covered. You’ll be hiring your first employee and expanding your business like a pro in no time!


“Fantastically useful service, being able to input and review all your company’s finances as you go.” – Luke Williams, Onedub Ltd


Hiring your first employee

by Nick Chowdrey

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What you’ll learn

  • How to decide whether you need an employee
  • How to decide what kind of employee to take on
  • Tips and tricks for effective hiring
  • Legal rights of you and your employee
  • How to tackle administrative duties like pay and disciplinaries


  • Should I be hiring an employee?
  • Finding a candidate
  • Contracts & employee rights
  • Payments
  • Final preparation