Before hiring an employee, there are a few very important questions you should ask yourself first. You don’t need to hire a new employee every time a problem crops up. Even if it happens to be a unique problem! Don’t waste anymore time: get right down to it with these questions:
Do I Really Need to Hire Somebody?
Ask yourself honestly: do I really need to hire somebody? You might not even need anybody new on your team yet. You can outsource certain jobs. You can hire freelancers and contractors. It might work out cheaper for you, and much less hassle. You won’t need to pay for training up a new employee, you won’t need to get insurance, and you won’t need to change anything about the way you do business. Hiring someone can be a lot of hassle. That being said, if you do need somebody, don’t put it off for too long. You could be holding your business back!
Can I Outsource the Work?
If you definitely need the work done, you’ll need somebody. But can you outsource the task? Netstar say that it’s simple to outsource IT work and things like that. However, it depends on the kind of business you run.
Is This Employee Going to Bring Something Unique to the Table?
If you decide on hiring over everything else, then you need to consider whether this employee will bring something unique to the table. What do they have that you don’t have? What do they have that any other employee doesn’t have? They should be able to come in and shake things up with their skills!
Is the Role Defined?
Have you defined the role enough? If not, you probably won’t find the perfect employee for the job. You need to make sure you know exactly what you want so you can put out a job ad for it. It doesn’t stop there either. You will need to make the interview process thorough to ensure you have the right person for the job. You should do background checks and in depth interviews helping you to decide if you have the right candidate.
Have I Read Up on all of the Legalities?
Deciding you definitely need to hire an employee is great, but you need to have read up on all of the legalities related to it. You need the right kind of insurance. You need to know how to deal with sick leave, maternity pay, and similar forms of payment. It’ll all depend on where you run your business and what sort of work you do!
Ask yourself these questions before you hire a new employee. You may come to the conclusion that a new employee is exactly what you need. You might decide that it isn’t what you need at all. There’s no one size fits all answer, so it’s up to you to do your research. Leave your thoughts below. If you have any tips, leave those too. Come back soon!