An employer may have an agreement with employees’ representatives (from trade unions or staff associations) that allows negotiations of terms and conditions like pay or working hours. This is called a collective agreement.
The terms of the agreement could include:
- how negotiations will be organised
- who will represent employees
- which employees are covered by the agreement
- which terms and conditions the agreement will cover
Part of Employ someone: step by step
Step 1 Check your business is ready to employ staff
Step 2 Recruit someone
You need to advertise the role and interview candidates. You can use a recruitment agency to do this or do it yourself.
As an employer you must make sure you recruit employees fairly.
and Check they have the legal right to work in the UK
and Find out if they need a DBS check
Step 3 Check if they need to be put into a workplace pension
You have ongoing responsibilities to check if your employees need to be put into a workplace pension scheme.
Step 4 Agree a contract and salary
When someone accepts a job offer they have a contract with you as their employer.
Step 5 Tell HMRC about your new employee
You must tell HMRC about your new employee on or before their first pay day.