What are the important HR requirements for a small business?

Starting a business is tough and requires a lot of energy and taking risks. However, investing in having a professionally drafted contract of employment and a staff handbook with your key policies as a minimum will save you a lot of problems and cost with your employees in the long-run and they are not very expensive to draft. We see a number of employers paying a lot of money in tribunals not because they have done something wrong but because they did not follow the correct process or have a proper contract of employment in place.