Taking on staff
After two years in business, a Yorkshire-based computer repair specialist wanted to take on his first member of staff to help with an expanding workload resulting from the growth of his business.
For a one-off fee Clockwork visited the sole trader and explained the ins and outs of employing someone, with a focus on the business owner’s legal responsibilities.
After a two-way consultation, Clockwork drew up a legally sound employment contract addressing issues including maternity and paternity rights, sickness benefits and recruitment. Clockwork also produced holiday documentation on behalf of the business.
Sole traders or small business
This case study is a typical example of how Clockwork can help sole traders and small or fledgling businesses protect themselves by meeting legally binding requirements set out in employment legislation. A surprisingly affordable option, the one-off cost of this service is easily outweighed by eliminating the risk of expensive legal settlements incurred by businesses which fail to provide for their staff. Not only that, it can improve productivity by reducing the additional stress and workload associated with taking on staff while boosting the morale of team members who always know where they stand.