Taking on a new employee can be a simple step forward with the right support and advice.

What is Simple Steps graphicOne of the ways to grow your business is through people, and for very small businesses this can be really quite scary. You don’t know what you don’t know, and it’s easy to get it wrong. Sadly, many small businesses have been caught out either by employing candidates without the required skills, or by failing to implement the correct procedures and falling foul of employment law. 

For this reason, Moss HR created the Simple Steps toolkit. 

Joanne Moss, founder of Moss HR, explains, “Simple Steps is an online subscription, providing everything a business owner needs to confidently step into the shoes of an employer. We know taking on an employee can be daunting, often to the point where owners carry on under all sorts of pressure rather than take the risk of employing someone. This can really hamper the growth of a new business.”  

As Grace Collyer from Get Social with Grace agrees, “When taking on an employee, especially if it’s your first one, there’s so many big and small things to think about and implement – it can be rather overwhelming. Jo’s toolkit provides just one place to access everything that is needed in an easy-to-read, step by step format. It took a lot of stress away for me and ensured I took on my first member of staff efficiently and without missing out anything important. Thanks Jo!” 

Simple Steps is an online resource, featuring videos, templates and just about everything needed to employ staff. A few of the items it includes are: 

      • Job advert templates 

      • Job descriptions templates 

      • Sample employment contracts 

    The package focuses on what owners really need and only the essential policies and procedures are included – not war and peace!  

    Of most benefit is the series of videos, hosted by expert Joanne Moss, to gently guide you through the process, from beginning to successful end. 

    Joanne adds, “When a company first employs staff, they may not be in a position to afford a full time HR manager or even outsource their HR provision. However, this is the time they need support the most. By subscribing to Simple Steps, business owners are left feeling reassured and knowing there is someone to call on as and when needed.” 

    To find out more, head to https://www.mosshr.com/simplestep/taking-on-an-employee/  

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