If you need help with recruiting or retaining staff, the Department for Communities' (DfC) range of employer services and provision can offer support. See further information on the support available from DfC on finding staff.
DfC Employer Engagement Services
From multi-national companies to the shop-owner on the corner, DfC operates a tailored recruitment service across Northern Ireland that offers recruitment advice and support to employers.
A team of highly experienced staff can discuss and tailor a level of service to meet your needs from start to finish.
For large and public sector employers, the Strategic Employment Service offers a dedicated client executive account manager to understand your business, and draw together public sector partners and provision into a bespoke support agreement for your organisation.
This service is free to employers, and may include advice and guidance, advertisement and promotion of vacancies, CV sifting and interview facilities, access to a range of employment and disability support provision, bespoke events, and inclusion within employability and skills initiatives.
To access DfC's service:
Employers Online NI
In addition, Employers Online NI is a free service developed by the Northern Ireland Employment Service that allows you to advertise your jobs online. Employers Online NI - employers guide.
Read more on how to advertise a job using Employers Online NI service.
In addition, in the video below, find out everything you need to know about taking on staff from deciding if you need more staff to choosing the right person, the role they will have in the business and how to recruit them.
Know your legal responsibilities
- Do you need a licence?
- Get the right business insurance
- Comply with the law when providing goods and services
- Know your customers' rights
- Distance and online selling rules
- Understand pricing legislation
- Buying goods from outside NI
- Selling goods outside NI
- GDPR compliance checklist
- Pay your business rates
- Understand staff contracts and your responsibilities
- Taking on contractors and subcontractors
- Health and safety basics for business
- Know your legal obligations on pensions
Understand tax and VAT
Sell and market your products or services