Employing people in Swale

Swale boasts a competitive labour market, with an available workforce, which will allow you to assemble and manoeuvre your operations swiftly and cost effectively. Working closely with local partners, we can help you access the talent and personnel you need, sourcing from within the borough and, if necessary, beyond. Swale sits within a wider travel to work area, within which there are well over half a million people and with many local companies drawing skilled staff from across Kent and the wider south east.

Whether you are an existing business or looking to start up and need staff, there are many ways to source, train and develop your workforce. Armed with a good job description and an advert that will make your vacancy the job they all want, you will be able to source the perfect candidate.

“We worked closely with the local job centres and colleges and 15,000 people applied to work at Sittingbourne. So far we have recruited about 800 people.”

ESTHER CREW – Head of HR for Logistics, Morrisons

Let us help you source people for your team

There are several recruitment agencies as well as other organisations in Swale ready to help you find the next person to join your team. Whether that may be an apprentice, some interim help, volunteers, work experience, a consultant or a permanent addition to your team. Perhaps you are looking to recruit a number of employees? Whatever your circumstances, we can help. Working with local partners, we can arrange some or all of the recruitment process and deliver a ready-to-go workforce for your business.

Get in touch and tell us what you are looking for.

Guidance for employers

You may employ one or one thousand people – either way you still need to know what your responsibilities should be. There are lots of things to consider when hiring people and there are lots of resources to help you with tasks, such as:

  • Recruiting and hiring (including Right to Work and Disclosure & Barring checks)
  • Contracts of Employment and working hours
  • Pensions
  • Payroll and minimum wage rates
  • Health & Safety
  • Dismissing staff, disciplinary, redundancy and resignation procedures
  • Staff Development
  • Statutory leave and time off
  • Trade unions and worker’s rights

Below are a few places to start when looking for advice and guidance as an employer.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, call us:

01795 417398