When looking to employ staff, it can feel like you are entering a minefield. Where do you start to look anyway and what sort of questions do you ask a prospective candidate. Firstly you need to know absolutely why you are employing someone and what they will bring to your business. Just thinking you need a hand with some aspects is not justifyable. If you have a temporary shortfall in labour, then it is possible to cover this using hired staff through an agency. In these days of litigation, it is well to be familiar with even the most basic employment law, to ensure you don’t fall foul of it later on if you find you don’t now need someone you took on without care. Business advice is available, from long established agencies. It’s sometimes free but if you’re going to make a really good concern, trying to do everything on the cheap is not necessarily the best policy.