Working with Employees
Having employees adds another layer of complexity to your business and requires careful consideration and planning.Make sure your decision to hire employees fits in with your goals as outlined in the business plan. Consult an accountant and attorney to set up good record keeping systems, help complete necessary paperwork and meet legal requirements. Hiring outside contractors or temporary help is also an option but be sure to satisfy IRS requirements for contractors.
Before you begin to hire, prepare a written job description detailing exactly what is expected of each employee. Interview several people and select the one you feel has the best qualifications. Plan to have a 30- or 90-day trial period before taking someone on permanently.
Hire the right people.
- Train them well.
- Keep them happy so they will stay.
- Be aware of taxes and other legal requirements.