Employer Resources

ResourcesThere’s a lot to consider when employing someone. Some things to think about and top advice can be found below.

There is a lot to consider when employing someone and a considerable amount of laws and regulations to adhere to. It's important to stick to therefore number of reasons. Firstly you have too! And secondly the key to a successful business is a harmonious enviroment. Looking out for the rights of your staff and do the best by them will foster respect and reciprocation of respect, resulting in a more productive and happy work environment.

Many resources exist to help with these matters and rather than repeat the wealth of information here, we have decided to provide you a will a list of just some of the places you can seek advice.

Employment advice and support

Directgov gives you easy access to government information and services. It uses simple language and presentation across the web and mobile. Content is written in plain English, and you can read most of it in Welsh. Directgov works closely with government departments to bring information for the public all together in one place.


Acas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. We aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. We help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and working with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.

Whether you're an employer or an employee you can get free advice from this website or by calling our telephone helpline. Employers might also be interested in our more specialised services, including training, workplace projects, conciliation and mediation.


Training advice and support

To help your business succeed in this time of economic challenge, its vital employers invest in skills. Training increases productivity in the short term - and employers who don’t train are two times more likely to fail than those who do.

Research shows that three in four business people (76%) believe that their organisation would not succeed without investment in training.

Full information on our Skills support is provided below.

Employers can receive free impartial advice from the Business Link service on the range of Skills support available and its relevance to their business

Train to Gain

Help your business to survive and thrive by investing in training as a route to improving business performance. The advice comes from a Business Link Adviser, a college or training provider will work with you on a dedicated one-to-one basis.

Apprenticeships are a proven way for businesses to train their workforce. Apprenticeships can make organisations more effective, productive and competitive by directly filling skills gaps.

We are an agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and our job is to fund and regulate adult further education and skills training in England.

Our mission is to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy. We do this in the context of policy set by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and informed by the needs of businesses, communities and sector and industry bodies.

The Training Quality Standard recognises and celebrates the best organisations delivering high quality, high impact training to employers.