Employing staff / work placements

If you are looking to recruit a new members of staff a number of wage subsidy schemes and employment initiatives are available, details of which can be found via the Business Wales Skills Gateway (external link). Advice, support and vacancy promotion is also available via JobCentre Plus (external link) and Careers Wales (external link).

In addition Wrexham Glyndwr University (external link) and Coleg Cambria (external link) offer a number of services to businesses looking to recruit staff, which include the opportunity to promote vacancies and benefit from student placements. Work placements are also available via the Communities for Work programme. 

Our Business and Investment team are able to provide access to a range of market leading resources, with the following being particularly helpful when employing staff, especially if you are a first time employer:

Access document / contract templates and model policies

We’re able to provide free access to more than 1,000 up-to-date and customisable business documents and model policies from the Indicator – FL Memo tips and advice business database (external link), which covers topics such as employment law, fire safety, HR, health and safety. 

Complete our enquiry form if you would like to request a list of all the document templates and model policies available via this resource (you can request up to 10 per month).

Employing and managing staff factsheets

We’re also able to provide access to a wide variety of up-to-date factsheets with the following being helpful to businesses looking to employ and manage staff:

  • BIF477 - A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations 2010
  • BIF473 - A Guide to the Equality Act 2010
  • BIF535 - A Guide to the Immigration Act 2016
  • BIF217 - A Guide to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006
  • BIF316 - A Guide to the Working Time Regulations 1998
  • BIF558 - Apprenticeships for Small Employers in Wales
  • BIF383 - Benefits in Kind Provided to Employees
  • BIF241 - Checklist for First-time Employers
  • BIF084 - Checklist for Inducting a New Employee
  • BIF036 - Checklist for Recruiting Staff
  • BIF371 - Choosing and Using a Recruitment Agency
  • BIF255 - Criminal Record Checks in England and Wales
  • BIF464 - Discipline and Grievance Procedures
  • BIF525 - Employee Share Schemes
  • BIF336 - Employer Sponsorship of Work Visa Applications
  • BIF213 - Employers' Checklist for Job Interviews
  • BIF556 - Employers' Guide to the New Points-based Immigration System
  • BIF375 - Employers' Liability Insurance
  • BIF129 - Employing Part-time Workers
  • BIF457 - Employing Staff on Fixed-term Contracts
  • BIF259 - Employing Staff Under 18 Years Old
  • BIF374 - Handling Flexible Working Requests
  • BIF246 - Hiring Temporary Workers Through an Agency
  • BIF118 - Managing Employee Sickness Absence
  • BIF523 - National Insurance for Employers
  • BIF328 - National Minimum Wage
  • BIF458 - Pay As You Earn (PAYE)
  • BIF482 - Pension Auto-enrolment
  • BIF168 - Redundancy Legislation and Procedures
  • BIF498 - Registering with HMRC as a New Employer
  • BIF540 - Right to Work Checks
  • BIF053 - Setting up and Running a Payroll System
  • BIF446 - Smoking and E-cigarettes in the Workplace
  • BIF020 - Staff Appraisals
  • BIF335 - Staff Internet and E-mail Policy
  • BIF511 - Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay
  • BIF091 - Statutory Maternity Leave and Pay
  • BIF512 - Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay
  • BIF002 - Summary of UK Health and Safety Legislation
  • BIF042 - Written Statements of Employment Particulars

Please complete our enquiry form specifying the number together with the title of any factsheet(s) of interest (up to a maximum of 10).

Workforce development

If you are looking to develop the skills and performance of your existing workforce or improve leadership and management skills throughout your business a number of skills and training programmes are available, details of which can be found via the Business Wales Skills Gateway (external link).

Both Wrexham Glyndwr University and Coleg Cambria also offer practical and focused training to aid the continued professional development of employees. 

The Money and Pensions Service (external link) provide free, unbiased money and pensions guidance and can work with employers and support them with financial wellbeing in the workplace. 

Redundancy support

If you are facing the difficult decision of making staff redundant, both Careers Wales (external link) and JobCentre Plus (external link) will be able to help support both your business and employees under threat of redundancy.