By Rafael Dos Santos Entrepreneurs need to start thinking of hiring their first employee when their ‘back office’ work is taking too much of their time and they can’t be networking or selling their product or service. The first thing that you need to learn when hiring someone is: to delegate! As perfect as you are, you can’t do everything alone and sometime you need to delegate your work. How can you delegate it? The answer is easy: hire an employee and let this article guide you. Why should I hire an employee? Before hiring an employee you have to consider a few things: the company’s growth and the skillset you need in the business. Then you need to make the decision based on revenue: if I hire this person, how much money will they save me or make me? Additionally we should analyze if any type of investment should be undertaken, however for all tense and purposes we’ll assume this exercise must be undertaken. If the company is growing, then it may also be wise to consider hiring more members’ of staff. For productivity and efficiency purposes primarily, if a company doesn’t posses the necessary staffing levels -then it would be fair to conclude that said company would be unable to meet consumer expectations. If this happens the company would lose its competitive advantage. Once a company loses its competitive advantage it really is, only a matter of time before the other competitors take its place within the market. II- How can I find my employee? When it comes to filling vacancies, there are several possibilities available to employers seeking [...]

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