Recruitment can be a daunting process for small companies so Business Gateway Tayside has recruited a human resources expert to help local entrepreneurs become employers.
Specialist adviser Leigh Hunt has joined the local Business Gateway team in order to help new and existing businesses understand what is needed in the early stages of taking on staff. This new advisory service will work as a complementary addition to the relationships that already exist with Business Gateway, and legal and human resources service providers.
Leigh, who has a wealth of professional HR experience in the private sector, will assist businesses throughout the early stages of the employment process, covering a range of topics including: employment contracts, legislation and identifying the right people.
He said: “The prospect of employment legislation, red tape, identifying and recruiting the right person and employment costs, are all very real concerns for small businesses that have little or no experience of taking on staff. My aim is to give business owners greater confidence and increased knowledge about the recruitment process which will ultimately lead to them creating local jobs and reaching their growth potential. I’m delighted to be joining the Business Gateway team and helping local businesses understand employment issues.”
Leigh will be offering one-to-one advice and delivering workshops to local businesses in Angus, Dundee and Perth. Leigh will host an event at Business Gateway Dundee, Units 27 & 28 City Quay, Camperdown Street on Monday, February 24, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. This workshop will cover an employer’s HMRC and Payroll obligations, types of contracts, general employment rights and how to attract potential staff.