Recruitment and employment contracts

Establishing a successful recruitment process and clear written employment contracts for new employees can have a major impact on your business.

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Comply with basic employment law

Employment law can be complex, but you must get it right, or face potential legal claims. Our guide to the basic employment law.

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Employment contracts

How to draw up a legally-binding employment contract between employer and employee, covering key terms and conditions including pay and leave.

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Employment contracts FAQs

Not sure what your obligations are when it comes to employment contracts, or what to do if one is breached? Read our helpful FAQs.

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Employing disabled people

Read guidance to help you comply with disability law when recruiting and employing disabled workers or those with a long term health condition

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Hiring staff toolkit

This toolkit from Acas includes skills guidance, job application and employment contract templates and an employee induction checklist.

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Taking on a new employee

When you take on a new member of staff, there are an initial six tasks you need to carry out to ensure you comply with the law.

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Skilled interviewing is important to make sure you recruit the right person. How to interview candidates, and common mistakes to avoid.

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Graduate recruitment

Recruiting a graduate can give your business an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas - our guide to attracting suitable candidates.

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Acas Model Workplace

The Acas Model Workplace helps you to check how good your organisation is at people management - from recruitment to performance management