Taking on new staff members can be an exciting process. After all, getting more personnel on board can help to reinvigorate your enterprise and it also indicates that your firm is doing well.
However, as with virtually all aspects of business, there are complications. To help ensure that the rights of both workers and employers are protected, there are a series of laws in place and it is vital you adhere to these at all times. This means filling in the necessary documentation.
If you have little or no experience in this matter, or haven’t taken on new members of staff for a long time, you might feel your blood pressure start to rise at the thought of filling out this paperwork. After all, where to start?
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You’re not alone
One thing’s for sure, you’re not alone in hiring new employees. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the labour market continued to rise in the final three months of last year, with employment increasing and the jobless rate falling.
According to the organisation, the number of individuals in work rose by 154,000 between September and December, swelling the workforce to 29.73 million. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed people declined by 14,000 quarter-on-quarter, bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.8 per cent.
The ONS also noted that the number of individuals in full-time positions went up by 197,000 over the three-month period, while the number of people in part-time work dropped by 43,000.
There was also a fall in the number of workers who said they were in part-time employment because they couldn’t find a full-time position.
Continues to astound
Responding to the figures, which coincided with a contraction in UK GDP, director of the Jobs Economist John Philpott said: “The UK jobs market continues to astound. We are in a middle of both a jobs boom and a pay slump as jobseekers struggle to gain or retain employment in a stagnant economy by pricing themselves into work.
“This is unlike anything seen in this country since the Second World War, with the economy using more and more people at falling real rates of pay to produce a static level of output.”
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