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Make it official – register as an employer

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Make it official – register as an employer

Once you’ve got a hiring strategy in place, it’s time to register yourself as an employer. This may take time, so start the process as early as possible.

You can find details about the registration process on your local government website. Searching for things like 'how to register as an employer' or 'register to pay employees' will lead you to the right website pages.

Then it’s just a matter of making sure you have everything you need to register, completing all the necessary forms, and ticking off each step required by the government.

Register as an employer

Understand employment law

The entire employment process is governed by certain laws, so understand them before you begin hiring. Speak with an employment lawyer for specific advice or check a government site to learn more about employment laws and how to comply with them.

Chapter 3: Write a job description and promote it

Need to write a job description? We’ll show you how to attract the best candidates for the job and give you ideas on advertising your job opening.

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