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The Twelve Days of Christmas Day 5: All I Want for Christmas is You…

If you have temporary Christmas vacancies sprouting up in your organisation, here are some top tips to keep you merry:

  • Avoid recruiting a turkey by making sure you have a robust recruitment process in place, and you remember to check references. Whilst this may seem like a lot of effort if you only want to employ someone for short time, it reduces the risk of hiring someone unsuitable.
  • The best Christmas gift? A contract of employment! If there is ever a dispute with an employee about their terms and conditions you will be in a more robust position if you have issued one as it can help you to evidence what the employee is entitled to. If you are unsure which contract to use or you would like other assistance, please contact us as we are happy to get our elves working on it.
  • Accidentally recruited the Grinch and it’s not going well? Give us a call, if they are under two years’ service it may be safe to dismiss them faster than you can say Blitzer bobbles a billion brilliant bells, but there are a few things to check first. Whilst a short serving employee can’t claim ordinary unfair dismissal, there are some claims they may be able to make so it’s worth checking – you don’t want to start the new year on the tribunal’s naughty list!

If you have an employment law matter you would like assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact Kingfisher Professional Services Ltd as we are happy to help.