Hiring New Employees

How you go about hiring new employees is one of the more crucial aspects of the employment relationship.

Why? Because in our experience many employee problems can be traced back to what was said (or not said) and what was done (or not done) during the hiring process.

Member exclusive ‘Guide to Hiring and Recruitment’

In our Member exclusive Guide to Hiring and Recruitment we set out:

  • what to do
  • why you need to do it
  • how to do it
  • problems you can avoid

And we provide examples of job application forms and job offers.

What Can Go Wrong When Hiring?

In the last decade, there has been an increase in legal protections now available for job applicants. This means that employers need to know their legal obligations for the hiring process even before a suitable applicant has been selected.

Once you hire someone, you are entering into a legally enforceable contract with that person even if nothing is written down. With today’s tough employment laws, a simple, or unintended oversight can cost you money.

Contracts of employment

If you are an employer requiring assistance with a prospective or existing employment contract, contact us – 02 9264 2000.

Through our Consulting services and AFEI Legal (at discounted rates for AFEI Members) we can help you with:

  • deciding what type of contract is needed
  • understanding what should and shouldn’t be in the contract
  • drafting contracts and job offers
  • interpreting employment contracts
  • understanding the unwritten obligations in your contracts
  • dealing with disputes about an employment contract

Online Knowledge Base – Information and resources for AFEI Members

AFEI Members get access to the Online Knowledge Base, a series of articles, guides, and templates designed to answer frequent questions and tackle complex employment topics.

View the knowledge base