Hiring Your First Employee In The Early Days Of Your Startup

As your start-up begins to grow there will be more work that will be required to offload. It’ll mean that you’ll need to start thinking about bringing in some new recruits so you can manage the workload. Hiring your first employee is a huge step for your business as not only do you want them to be an important figure but it shows that your business is progressing. However, considering you’re still in your early days of being an entrepreneur you might be entirely familiar with the hiring process, so here are a few tips that can help.

Be specific with the role

Considering this will be the first employee that you’re hiring, you’ll need to make sure that the candidate is up to scratch. Provide a detailed explanation of what you expect from the candidate and what will be their role in the business. Not only will it benefit you it’ll also help the candidate too. From your side, you’ll have a candidate who can help you out in the business and know what’s expected from them. On the other hand, they’ll benefit from knowing exactly what they need to do to succeed in the role and there won’t be any nasty surprises for them.

Consider searching within your own network

With the aspiration of starting your own business, it’s likely you would have networked a lot at the start of your entrepreneurial journey. Therefore, the ideal candidate might be right under your nose and you don’t even know it. The best thing about hiring someone from your own network is that you’ll be familiar with them, so you can trust them.

Can you afford a full-time employee?

It’s great to see that your business is growing and you’re getting more work coming in, but you still need to be wary of your finances in the early days of your startup. If you just need someone temporarily for particular tasks or roles then be up front in the job role and make the candidate aware beforehand. They may have to leave their current role to join you, so don’t make it unfair on them if you’re not looking to hire long-term. 

Get legal documents checked over correctly

Creating your contracts and employee handbooks created for new recruit can be rather time-consuming and an extremely lengthy process, so to make sure that you don’t miss anything out have a Manchester solicitors look over the documents to make sure everything is correct. The last thing you’d want is for legal action to take place against you and the new employee brings in dispute resolution lawyers to resolve any issues or breaches in their contract.

It can be an exciting yet nervous time when recruiting your first employee. Your business is growing and it’s a sign of good things to come. Just make sure that the first employee that you hire will be a good one.

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Written by Michael Curry

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