When employing staff it is very important to get the employment contract correct to ensure you meet all the requirements of employment law, but also to ensure you retain the maximum amount of flexibility for your business.
There are several different possibilities when you employ staff. You can take them on a permanent employment contract if you are confident the role is ongoing. If the job is likely to run out at a certain point, then a fixed-term employment contract would be a better option.
If the most important thing is flexibility, then a zero-hours contract will ensure you only have to pay for the hours when you need your staff to be there. Finally if you don't want the hassle of employing staff, then you can take them on as contractors / freelancers using a contract for services where they invoice you for work carried out and you don't need to deal with tax or national insurance issues.
For all these options there is a free template
below which you can download and adapt for your
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