Steps to hiring employees
Find out what’s required of you as an employer, how to hire the right person for your business, and how to keep them happy.
- Know your employer responsibilities
You have a duty of care to your employees. Get familiar with your employer responsibilities before you start the hiring.
- Register as an employer
You’ve considered the position you want to fill and your own responsibilities. It’s time to register as an employer.
- Write a job description
You want the perfect employee. They want the perfect employer. Find out how to write a job description that stands out.
- The recruitment process
Now the applicants are lining up. So how do you sort through them all and select the best fit for your business?
- Employee onboarding
Employee onboarding is more than orientation. It’s setting expectations, building relationships, and providing support.
- Run payroll for your employees
Paying your employees right is essential. It’s also a legal requirement. Let’s take a look at the payroll process.
- Manage employee evaluations
Your employees need support too. They need to know if they’re on the right track. Employee evaluations help with that.
- Tools and guides for your business
Now that you’re an employer, you want to strengthen your business. Xero’s got resources and solutions to help.
Download the guide to hiring employees
Learn about how to hire employees and how to handle the admin that goes with it. Fill out the form to receive the complete guide as a PDF.
Handy resources for growing a business
Since you’re hiring, you might find these resources for growing your business helpful.
Business plan template
Use one of these templates to help get your growth plans out of your head.
Guide to growing a business
Looking to expand? Check out our guide on taking the next steps toward growing your business.
What’s it like being an employer?
“I hope our business can grow and make more profit. Helpful staff will get us there.” – Small business owner, Hong Kong.
Ever wondered how hiring an employee will change things? Here’s what small businesses say:
- 82% of UK microbusiness owners do payroll themselves (Xero, 2019)
- 32% of US employers have made a payroll mistake at least once (SurePayroll, 2019)
- 48% of Australian employers say the best thing about hiring is creating jobs for people (Xero, 2019)
- 40% of Australian employers have invested their own money to pay employees (Xero, 2019)