Growing a business and hiring help requires not only a huge effort but also demands most of your time.
If you want to succeed in business, you need to establish good relationships especially with your clients and the people you hire.
Businesses whether big or small usually grow and can create stable income when business-owners start hiring someone (an employee or a contractor) who can meet the needs of the company and/or customers.
Small business entrepreneurs consider as well that the person they are about to hire has obtained a degree of competency and should be trustworthy.
Here are 5 tips for hiring teammates while you grow your business.
- Background Checks. Business-owners must be keen enough in terms of selecting people who will work for their company. There is a need to check or investigate the background of every applicant for security purposes, and, of course, to ensure that the applicant can perform the duties and responsibilities demanded by the company. And don’t forget reference checks.
- Impose and Give Expectations. Before hiring an employee or a contractor, be sure that the applicants are able to grasp fully the requirements needed for the achievement of the job. You need to come up with an agreement in writing, stipulating everything therein the company policies, rules when it comes to meeting or setting deadlines and the corresponding punishment in case the rules stated therein are being violated. This is to avoid any future misunderstandings.
- Legality must be strictly Imposed. After setting up the guidelines needed for both parties (owner-employee/contractor) in writing, secure all the legal requirements such as contracts and remedies for future security purposes. These things must be clearly stipulated and understood properly, in case, there is a need to seek an attorney or legal aid with regard to this matter.
- Constant Communication. In order to maintain the smooth partnership, communication should be maintained and properly checked. This can be done through sending emails, text or phone calls. The contractor/employee will be given a privilege to ask questions and likewise submit to the owner some updates regarding the project. Business owners should provide ample time for the contractor to finish the project and communicate as well to the employee in case there will be some changes necessary for the improvement of the project.
- Follow Up. After the completion of the project, setting up meetings or discussion should be organized. This is the time and opportunity for both parties to discuss the development of the project and to determine as well the things that call for further improvement. This discussion may also help the parties to establish trust and a sense of camaraderie.
It is important to take note of all these things when hiring someone to work for your company. Take time to know who will be the best or fit for the job. Remember, in doing business, both the owner and the contractor/employees are entitled to enjoy and maximize the fruit of their labor. Careful procedures and guidelines must be always in order.
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