Recruiting and interviewing

Changes to blue card laws

If you're starting or running a business that works with children, you and your employees may need a blue card.

Blue card laws changed on 31 August 2020, including a 'no card, no start' law. Find out how changes to the blue card system may affect your business.

Recruiting and interviewing staff is easier if you spend time preparing and setting up business processes.

Before you begin recruiting, you need to develop a job description so you know what kind of person you're looking for and what skills and knowledge they must have.

You can recruit staff yourself, or you can hire a recruitment agency. If you decide to hire a recruitment agency, you should ask you colleagues and business partners to recommend a reputable recruitment agency that has experience with your type of business.

If you manage the recruitment process yourself, you will need to advertise the job, evaluate applications, conduct interviews and reference checks, and finally select the best candidate.

This guide will help you understand how to recruit new staff yourself.