How to Hire Your First Employee
Starting a business is a very exciting venture and seeing it grow is even more thrilling. Your goal of entrepreneurship is a success, but once you start to grow, you may begin to get overwhelmed. In order to continue to grow and compete, you will need to bring on your first employee.
This can be a daunting task, and it’s hard to know where to start. You want to be sure to pick the right person. You need someone who you can work well with, and that is going to care about your business.
How to hire your first employee:
– Plan it out.
It’s important that you plan out exactly when you want to bring someone into your business. Just because you think you’re ready to bring someone in, doesn’t mean that’s the case. Can you hire freelancers to help with some tasks? Do you really need to hire someone? Take a close look at your business to assess whether or not it’s really time to bring someone in first.
You also need to consider what type of employee you need and what tasks you need them to do. Form a cohesive job description before you go out hunting for your first employee. Consider that you will be management for this person and need to support them as well. That also takes extra work.
– Do background, reference and drug checks.
You need to know who you’re hiring. Do your due diligence with background, reference and drug checks. These pieces will give you great insight into who you’re looking to hire as you expand your entrepreneurship with another person.
– Find someone you work well with and know what questions you can ask.
It’s important that you not only look at someone’s employment history but also consider his or her potential. Find out what this person wants to accomplish and think about if your company is a great fit from all angles. Personality is also important. You need someone that you’ll get along with, especially if it’s just the two of you for a while.
Before you begin interviews, make sure you review what you can and can’t ask someone. There are some questions that are off limits, so it’s important to plan out your interview beforehand.
– Form an onboarding process.
Once you find the right person, you need to know how you’re going to bring them onboard. You need to develop a process for hiring them. This could be done in a variety of ways, but it’s important to figure it out, so employees have the same experience.
– Make sure things are set up correctly.
There are definite things to take into consideration legally when you hire someone. This includes insurance and all of your new employee’s paperwork.
When you get to the point of hiring your first employee, make sure you’re prepared, but also enjoy the process. Bring in the right person, and you’re sure to see your business continue to grow!
Good luck. Team work makes the difference.