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5 Things to consider before hiring employees for your startup

Hiring employees is not science, it's an art.

Photo by Venveo on Unsplash
Photo by Venveo on Unsplash

Making the decision to start or scale your business is a good thing, as it normally means you are confronting some sort of sustainable growth.
In order to scale effectively, you must first decide between hiring new employees to shift some of the responsibility on your current team members, or make the most of the resources available, without firing your existing employees.


Keep in Mind Your Finances

Hiring employees involves more than just paying a salary. Depending on your needs, you may be responsible for taxes, worker’s compensation fees, additional requirements and more.
it’s necessary that you check your current financial situation and keep in mind your current income. You might be able to make payroll for the next month, but if you have any concerns about falling short in the next year, consider working with a contract agency or freelancer until your situation is more stable or you can hire employee for part time.


Decide whether do you need full or part time employee

The first step you’ll want to take when deciding whether this is a worthwhile decision or not is working out how much money you’ve got to play with. For this, refer to your reports and look for your operating budget.
If you’re in desperate need of a worker, see what areas you may be able to cut back on to save money so you can afford employment. However, there are some aspects you’ll need to consider.


Review Applications Carefully

The work of reviewing resumes, cover letters, job applications, and job application letters starts with a well-written job description. Your bulletted list of the most desired characteristics of the most qualified candidate was developed as part of the recruiting planning process.


Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do


Malcolm Forbes


Screen all applicants against this list of qualifications, skills, experience, and characteristics. You’ll be spending your time with your most qualified candidates when hiring an employee. And, that is a good use of your time.


Hire using right platform

You must use right platform in order to find right employees.Social media should be your top priority. When using social media to find candidates, LinkedIn should be your first stop. After that, check any potential hires for inappropriate Facebook postings, as well as negative or offensive tweets. Be sure that you do not factor any protected class information into your hiring decisions (gender, race, religion, age, disability, origin or pregnancy).


Consider hiring older employees.

Older workers can bring a certain level of experience to your organization that younger ones just don’t have. Plus, if they work out, they can help mentor younger team members. They also tend to give better attention to detail and are typically more organized.

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