When you are starting a personal training business, you will hopefully soon find yourself in the position of hiring other trainers to work for you, not to mention other employees.

Do You Know How To Hire Employees?

There are many legal, financial and business considerations that you need to keep in mind when you are hiring other people to work for your business. There are many things that you will need to grapple with. You will need to have a good understanding of:

  • workplace rights and obligations as they apply in all states
  • how to recruit: what specific type of employee and skills you’re looking for
  • what’s required when hiring different types of employees (e.g. contractors, trainees, foreigners, etc)
  • obligations for equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination
  • tax and superannuation obligations
  • whether you need to register for Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding
  • registering with the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House
  • registering for payroll tax
  • registering for Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) 
  • collecting your employees’ Tax File Numbers (TFNs)
  • legal obligations regarding Work Health & Safety (WHS) & Workers’ Compensation law
  • where to find skills development, fitness industry statistics, and training information
  • obligations for handling complaints and disputes
  • what’s required at the end of employment