Are you trying to decide whether to hire an employee or not? It’s a big step in owning a small business. Think about how much your time is worth. If you were offered $10.00 to stop what you are doing and sit in a dark room for an hour, would you do it? What about $100.00? $1,000.00? At some point we will cross the threshold of what your time is worth, where sitting in that dark room will profit you more.
Here are just a few reasons you should bite the bullet and hire an employee:
There are things you need consider when making the decision to hire someone:
After you’ve considered all of these things, you’ve interviewed candidates, you’ve done your due diligence and chosen a candidate…You give your candidate an offer letter and they accept.
Life is good, right? Yes, but you haven’t crossed the finish line yet.
Now you need to train your new hire. You can’t expect them to jump in feet first and be totally knowledgeable about your company, your customers, and how you like to do things.
This point is where your company culture really comes in to play. If you are casual - or appear to be casual - about returning calls to clients, your new hire will understand that customer service is not your priority. If your attitude toward your customers, suppliers, and others is less than respectful, it will be apparent and your new employee will eventually mirror your attitudes.
“Set the example,” “walk the talk,” and “begin as you mean to go on” are cliches for a reason. They work and will make you a better boss and your new hire a better employee.
Hiring your first employee should be a fun experience, highlighting your growing and maturing business. If you are unsure about how to take that first step, get some help. EBR Consulting is here to help you take those momentous steps with confidence.
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