3 Things to Think About Before Hiring at Your Startup
So you are finally in a place where your start up is able to take on more responsibility, which means more money, which means more work. There are so many great things about having a start up and getting to be the creative mind behind its success.
If you have come to a point where you can take on employees, you have to do some serious thinking. There are so many aspects to consider because you want to make sure it is the right fit for what you are trying to accomplish.
Here are three things to consider before hiring for your start up.
Can You Afford Employees?
This is a real question and one that business owners sometimes don’t really give a lot of thought to. You make think that you need to hire help but in actuality you don’t. Or you may need the help but your current income is not able to accommodate full salary. Sometimes sacrifices do have to be made, but just make sure it is worth it.
Hire Someone Who Is Qualified
This is a big one. You should not hire “cousin Sam” because he is family. When you have a start up, you need the right people in the right places and that means taking extra care to hire out of necessity and not out of compassion.
What’s the Workload?
Have a clear-cut plan for the duties of the position. You need to make sure that the workload you feel is burdening you is actually going to benefit the company by having an helping hand. Will your time be freed up so you can work more efficiently (the reason for hiring someone in the first place). The workload you are expecting this person to take upon his or herself should be relative to your overall business goal.
Hiring your first employee is exciting but don’t get caught up in the hype. You need to focus and be clear on what it is going to cost you both monetarily and time wise.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICA ELYSEE
I recently left my career as a Development Executive for a national organization dedicated to educating African American men and their families about prostate cancer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women Studies. I’ve served as the Development guru implementing the unique strategy of listening to donors at the outset to develop Nurses Care for Haitian Children and the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, Owner of Boston Naturals and Editorial Director for Amour Creole Magazine. I’ve serviced clients such as the International Association for Human Values, Athletic Kids Association in San Diego, and Nurses Care for Haitian Children.
Originally posted 2015-06-11 08:00:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter