How to hire employees

Hiring help can improve your business, and your lifestyle. But it’s a big process. Here are the main things to keep in mind.

An interview between employer and potential hire

Download the guide to hiring employees

Learn how to hire employees and how to handle the admin that goes with it. Fill out the form to receive this guide as a PDF.

What’s involved in hiring employees

Check out these tips for hiring, onboarding and paying an employee, while keeping everyone happy.

Why Xero knows how to hire employees

Xero is home to millions of small businesses, who use our software to run their finances, accounting (and sometimes payroll). About 200,000 accountants and bookkeepers use us too. We asked some of those owners and experts how to hire employees, then put their answers

What’s it like being an employer?

Ever wondered how hiring an employee will change things? Here’s what small businesses say:

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    40% of employers have invested their own money to pay employees (Xero, Australia, 2019)
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    82% of very small business owners do payroll themselves (Xero, UK, 2019)
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    32% of employers have made a payroll mistake at least once (SurePayroll, US, 2019)

Handy resources for hiring businesses

People who are hiring employees often these resources helpful.

Payslip template

Create an easy-to-follow record of pay and deductions for your employees.

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Cash flow forecast template

Fill in this template to see if you’ll have enough cash for payroll.

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Business trends report

Get a stat-packed insight into what small business owners are doing right now.

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