Small businesses and entrepreneurs struggle with taking that next big leap of growing their company. There are plenty of questions and things one should do before they decide to do so but once your company becomes successful, it’s time to grow and add employees. So before you start the interview process get prepared and consider a few things:
1. Review your needs
Sit down and outline the work that needs to be done and how much of it you have. From there, build a priority list of things that need to be done and how long each item will take to complete. Answer questions like, how often do you need these tasks and is this an ongoing situation? Sometimes small businesses hire when they don’t need the help because they don’t know how to manage their time. Consider hiring part time and eventually as time goes you can gauge if that person is needed full time.
2. Benefits and payroll
Before you hire your employee, prepare a benefits package-look at your state rules on employment and rules and make sure you follow them. Research what you are entitled to do as an employee. Set vacation, sick time and personal time off before they begin. Payroll can be done with local businesses that can help you with difficult tasks like payment methods, government taxes and payment dates.
3. Employee handbook
No matter how small your company is, create an employee handbook. This handbook should be given to the employee on the first day of work if not before. An employee handbook will outline and guide your new employee on daily processes, policies and procedures as well as go over benefits and vacation questions that they may have. A helpful and precautionary thing to do is allow a lawyer to review it; to be sure that everything outlined is appropriate and legal.
4. Location and supplies
Keep in mind where and how you will have this employee work. Consider how much space they need to work and what supplies they will need. Most likely they will need a computer, software, phone, common desk supplies, a place to store lunch and drinks. It’s the small things that you don’t think about, that can start to add up and get costly.
Hiring and adding to your company is not an overnight decision. Take the time to really think about the positions that you are hiring for and the goal is to make sure that your employees remain busy. Once you hire them make sure you have all the necessary supplies and rules set in place. Good luck and happy growing!
About the Author: Nancy Parker was a professional full time nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny background check tips etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com