Hiring Employees: 4 Great Tips

Hiring an employee is one of the most crucial decisions that you will have to make as a business owner. Not only do you need to hire someone that you can trust with all of your business endeavors, but you will be spending a lot of time with this person too, so it is imperative that you can work well together. Since this process can be overwhelming and stressful, here are a few tips to keep in mind when hiring employees:

(1) Set Clear Expectations
In order for you to hire the absolute best possible employee, it is important to have clear, direct job descriptions, policies, procedures, expectations and goals written out ahead of time. This will help ensure that everybody is on the same page right from the start with regard to the various aspects of the job and allow you to find an employee that can meet (or even exceed) those expectations. If everyone knows upfront what is expected of them and who is responsible for what task, then everyone will be working towards the same goals and milestones of moving the business forward. This is critical for hiring the right employee.

(2) Find the Holes
Write down every single task that needs to be completed in your business. Then, figure out which tasks are the best uses of your own time- the tasks that you do well. After you do that, you should be left with the holes that need to be filled by your employees- those are tasks that you don’t do well or aren’t the best use of your time. While it’s important that your new employees share your goals, vision and values, they don’t need to share the same skill set. Finding the right employees that can fill those holes will help move your business forward much faster.

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