Recruiting, hiring and training
If you decide to employ someone the type of employment options available to you include full-time, part-time, casual, fixed term, contractor, apprentice or trainee.
Read about what type of employee will best suit your needs at Staffing your business on the Department of State Development website. This guide also has information about hiring employees.
Finding skilled staff
Jobs registers and employment organisations can help you find the staff you need.
See Jobactive and create an account to advertise jobs in your business and find staff for free.
The Skill Connect Register connects employers with:
- out of trade apprentices and trainees looking for work
- job-ready candidates for the construction industry.
Once registered as an employer, you can search the register for suitable candidates, view their details and make contact.
There is a range of options for you to recruit skilled migrant workers. They may already be in Australia (as a state-nominated visa holder, working holiday maker or international graduate). See Skilled Arrival Services for a register of highly skilled workers with overseas-gained qualifications and skills. If you need people with professional, technical and trade backgrounds, there are services to help you find skilled staff on the WorkReady website.
If you need to look offshore to source and recruit overseas skilled workers, local employer visa options are explained on the Immigration SA website.
Training your staff
A well-structured and up-to-date induction program can help minimise staff resignations and increase productivity.
Induction checklist - SafeWork SA
Safety training for workers
As a business owner you must provide training for elected Health and Safety Representatives under Work Health and Safety Laws.
If your business is in a high-risk industry or is a small business with fewer than 100 workers, a subsidy may be available.
Health and safety representatives - Safework SA