Promoting company growth can be a tricky business, but especially when you are a start-up company trying to hire your first employee. Great ideas go hand-in-hand with great people, and the success of any business can easily be determined by the team you hire to get the job done.
With so many people scouring the job market, hiring your first employee may appear easy, but there are many things to consider before extending that first job offer. Writing an accurate job description, advertising the role, and interviewing candidates may find you the perfect fit, but what happens after welcoming your first team member on board? The legality alone behind becoming an employer can be daunting, but there are tools available that provide start-ups with a roadmap to hiring success.
Simply Business has devised a clever step-by-step guide for hiring your first employee that navigates the process from start to finish (just make sure you are ready to hire your first employee before beginning). Regardless of whether you are familiar with all the steps, or just hearing them for the first time, use the guide as a reference to avoid hiring headaches down the road.
Deciding to hire your first employee is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. With a thoughtful approach and careful planning, you can be sure that the process of extending that first employment offer will be a success and the first of many steps you take in building your business.
Adria Saracino is a marketer and blogger. When not consulting on business strategy you can find her writing about style on her fashion blog, The Emerald Closet.