So your business is small, but it is growing. Growth puts more and more responsibility on you. Your to-do lists get longer and longer, and tasks are starting to pile up. To weather this storm, you are going to need help. It’s about time to hire some employees.
Never fear, learning how to hire help, isn’t as bad as it sounds. Here are a few tips to ease your worries.
Tip # 1: Be strategic
Before hiring new employees, come up with a solid job description that encompasses the tasks that need to be completed. Then seek out the individuals that have the right qualifications for those jobs. This is half the battle.
The other half of your strategy is posting the job description at the right time. You don’t want to hire employees that you don’t need. That could get expensive. Wait till you start to bring in more work than you can handle; this is the time to start hiring.
Be sure to have a good idea of your current amount of business and determine if your company could still employ those new hires should the workload start to drop.
Tip # 2: Outsourcing is an option
Depending on your workload and the type of tasks that need to be done, outsourcing might be your best option. It can save you money in the long run since you don’t have to pay for health care for an employee. Hire a freelancer to build your website and keep up with social media. There are many marketing firms out there that have excellent professionals in these fields that will give you a great product and save you a headache.
Tip # 3: Know the rules
One more thing to take into account are the laws that come with hiring and firing an employee. There are a set of US Employment laws that regulate how you can write up your job postings and how you interview and sign employees. Be sure to get a firm grasp of these laws before you begin recruiting. Also, know the law and best practices of terminating an employee. There is a possibility that you could be slapped with a wrongful termination lawsuit from a disgruntled former employee. Learn how to avoid these devastating situations to save your company.
Remember when business gets too busy you have options, you don’t have to hire full-time staff members right away. You can outsource or hire temps as well. Know your workload before you rush into hiring.
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by Rob Carpen
Rob is a content writer and editor, specializing in a variety of fields. He helps B2B and B2C clients with blogs, social media, press releases and web content that create more value for their marketing campaigns. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He played Club Rugby at IUP for four years. He loves Rugby and recently attended the Rugby World Cup in Newcastle, England – New Zealand All Blacks v. Tonga Match. Rob is passionate about craft beer. He is transitioning his eight years of home brewing to earn his professional brewer certificate.