Services for Young Children

Recruiting staff

Having the right person in the right place at the right time is crucial to an organisation's success. Having robust recruitment and retention processes will:

  • decrease the staff turnover and therefore eliminate the costs incurred of recruiting new staff
  • increase employee motivation and productivity
  • decrease staff absence
  • mean you recruit suitable staff who have a clear idea of what to expect and who know what they are doing.

On these pages you find a range of support and resources available to help up with the recruitment of staff and handling any employment issues:

Business Link

Employing staff can be a problem for many settings especially where employment has been adhoc and informal. Difficulties sometimes arise through a lack of clarity in understanding of what employees and employers are expected to do.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has a very useful website incorporating an Employer’s Charter giving comprehensive guidance on a variety of issues including:

  • Leave entitlements
  • Maternity leave
  • Redundancy
  • Working time regulations
  • Career planning
  • Performance management and employment contracts

Visit the Business Link website


Maternity Leave and Redundancy


As well as the information contained on the Business link pages above, you may find the Equality and Human Rights commission web pages useful if you are faced with having to deal with redundancy issues for staff on maternity leave.