One of the joys of being an entrepreneur is that you have no one to answer to. That’s right, you’re working for yourself, and it’s brilliant. While going solo can be fun, there normally comes a point where assistance is needed. So, you start thinking about hiring some employees. Before you do this, have a read of my short guide to ensure you don’t make any common mistakes.
Find the best talent
Business owners tend to hate hiring new employees as it costs a lot of money and takes a fair bit of time. Well, this is only technically true if you don’t have a proper recruitment process in place. What you need to do is find the best talent right away, which means you shouldn’t take long hiring someone that’s good at their job. There’s a good video down below that shows you how to ensure you hire the best people. Doing this ensures you keep your turnover low, which basically means you aren’t constantly hiring new employees because old ones aren’t good enough.

Understand the legalities surrounding employment

Hiring an employee means you are bound to follow specific laws – such as the minimum wage you give them, the number of contracted hours they have, and so much more. There are loads of legal issues you have to try and understand, and if you visit today, you’ll see that employment disputes usually are one of the top problems in businesses. To avoid scenarios where an employee tries suing you for one reason or another, ensure you do everything by the law and understand the legalities surrounding employment.

Make your business a fun place to work

You may think that hiring an employee is where things end for you. Now, you can sit back and enjoy a more fruitful business because you have extra help on your side. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. You may have exceptionally talented employees, but are they enjoying their time with you? It’s vital you make your business fun and exciting place to work, rather than just another monotonous job. Why? Because dull workplaces are basically just trampolines for employees. They use them to bounce themselves into another job at a better business, which essentially means they don’t like working for you, they just do it for experience and money. This ultimately leads to people leaving after a while, which isn’t good for business. So, make your workplace a fun environment that values employees, and they’ll stick around for longer to help you achieve your goals.

This might not seem like a great deal of advice, but the truth is it’s all you need to know about hiring employees. Firstly, make sure you hire the right ones that fit your company and are good at their job. When you do this, ensure you don’t tiptoe around legal issues and do things within the law so they can’t sue you. Lastly, focus on giving them a great place to work to prevent your talented staff from leaving after a year or so.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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