Employing people

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Good employees can be your greatest asset, and possibly your greatest cost. Recruiting and keeping the right people can play a big role in achieving business success, so it's important to plan ahead when taking on employees.

Did you know that sole traders can employ people? In fact, all businesses can employ people, no matter what business structure they are!

Taking on an employee: what you need to know

When you take on an employee, you’ll need to meet government requirements related to pay, leave, super and tax.

Use our checklist to help guide you through the federal and state requirements that may apply when you become an employer.

Taking on an employee checklist

Preparing to take on an employee

Before you employ someone, you need to work out a few things: the sort of position you’re offering, the entitlements and wages you’ll need to provide, and the paperwork you’ll need to do. Once that’s all sorted, you’re ready to think about recruiting – finding the perfect person that suits your business!

Want to check your understanding of employee entitlements and obligations? Take a look at some common workplace myths on employment to help you sort fact from fiction!

Creating a healthy workplace

A happy and healthy workplace can help reduce staff turnover and improve productivity. It also makes going to work better for everyone! Here’s some guidance on creating a flexible and safe work life for your employees.

Ending employment

Do you need to make a job redundant or dismiss an employee? Or maybe your employee has resigned? Either way, it’s important you understand rights and responsibilities when ending employment.

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