How to use this handbook

The Ruils Recruitment Handbook is designed to walk you through the processes of recruiting an employee and being a good employer. It provides advice and guidance around managing a PA and ending employment should the need ever arise.

For each part of the recruitment process you will be given all the relevant information you will need, including simple to follow flowcharts, checklists to ensure you have what you need, examples and templates to use.

Documents for you to download

At the bottom of each page look out for the 'Documents for you to download' header. We have tried to provide you with all the useful examples and templates you will need to complete the employment process and also to maintain the employers role.

If there is a PDF icon like this PDF  it means the document next to it can be downloaded. Click on the title of the document and this will open the document. If you want to save it to your computer then click on the 'File' button in the top left corner and choose 'Save as'.

Further information and useful links

Also found at the bottom of each page is 'Further information' and 'Useful links'. Here you will find links to other pages that can give you more information on the topic you are reading about, including:

  • Links to other websites
  • Contact details of organisations for you to talk to
  • Other services


Where possible we have put in flowcharts to make it easier to see the steps necessary for each part of the process. When you see a flow chart you can click on the information in each of the boxes to take you directly to the information you are looking for.