After building a strong base of business now it’s time to hire an employee to help your company to grow faster. I’m sure you have some questions to solve to help yourself in hiring first employee who will do almost all the jobs of the company like you did till date and now requires promotion by hiring new person on work.
By hiring an employee you would also get some time to plan marketing strategy for startup.
Here in the list below I’m solving some questions every entrepreneur must do to know how to hire first employee in his/her company startup.
- Go and advertise out that there is a JOB available in your company
- Analyse the applications, check their skills not the education
- Let them understand that they have to do almost all the JOB
- Offer them a legit salary package and promise to increase
- Give proper training and let them learn slowly
I was always against wastage of precious time and hence would like to say that read only that section of this article where you finds yourself weak within and seeking guide.
1. Go and advertise out that there is a JOB available in your company
Find out the places where people use to check if there is JOB available in your industry and run an advertisement campaign to invite the right kind of applicants who will really loves to do work in their interest sector.
If your company deals in an online business and you have to hire a staff then looking at the offline places would be really worthless and waste of money and time because you should know that the right JOB seekers would also be roaming in online world and now you should plan an advertisement campaign to attract their attention towards that JOB opening.
For advertisement campaign you can use the Google’s Adwords to show your digital advertisement banners linking to your webpage where details about the JOB can be found and this advertisement method is widely popular as PPC (pay per click) what is really a very cost effective too.
Assume you have to show your advertisement to 1000 right personalities who might be an employee in your company so how much money should be their in your advertisement campaign ?
According to Google their standard PPC rate is $0.10 means investment of $100 only can give you the person to hire for your company.
Instead of PPC you can also use these popular JOB boards like :-
- US Jobs
No doubt the JOB boards would be a little costly when you will compare with the PPC or any other idea of online hunting for the right kind of employee for your company and hence pick this method only when you have a good budget and have to hire more than one people at a time.
Or simply use the social networking sites like facebook to find the employee for your business.
2. Analyse the Applications, check their Skills not the Education
After getting the people known about the Job opening in your company they would really love to send you their resume for getting hired and now your decision matters in inviting the applicable ones only to get interviewed.
So you made it possible to attract the right kind of person who are really interested in your company Job and now moving towards you to get hired but you should keep this in mind that Hiring and Firing both the terms should be handled with care because hiring requires an investment in finding the right kind of workforce for the available position and firing is a big loss to your company when a skilled and trained employee will leave and this also creates a mess in replacing that place with the person suitable.
Why skills matters and education don’t ?
If you have seen the title of this section carefully you must have come with a new question like why I said to hire the person who have skills not that one who have only education because now in this era most of the people are getting college degree by cheating the system, and the college education also never meets the industry need.
3. Let them Understand that They have to do almost all the JOB
Generally in every business startup the owner don’t shows the financial support and hires only few employees in beginning who have to become all-rounder in the company works to handle all the situations alone.
If you also don’t have a strong financial support for your company expenditures then don’t hide this from your upcoming employee and make sure to tell him/her during the interview only that your company don’t have other employees and you have to become all-rounder in works, until other team member joins.
This will help the new team mate to understand the situation and make up his/her mind that there is everything to learn into the company and do their work in the same salary package.
4. Offer them a legit Salary Package and Promise to Increase
Now when your future employee is aware with the fact that there is nothing specified as work this Job positioning no doubt he/she will be looking for a legit salary package so be strong in giving payment to first employee.
If hiring a single employee don’t be careful for saving the company fund and profits because a happy employee can help to collect 10 times more than the package you gives out.
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According to the newer companies who are ruling over the global market they pays higher than the employee expectations and then he/she also pays back by dedicating more than the general workforce need and no doubt that workforce helps companies to grown more faster in this competitive marketplace.
Also make sure to promise to increase the basic salary and time to time bonus giveaway to the hired employees when the business profits will increase and make a strong base at desired stage as mentioned into the company goals and target statement, this will not only create a hope for the employee but also give them a motivation to do better at the Job to help the company meet that specified target.
5. Give proper Training and let them learn slowly
Don’t expect that your new team mate will be trained and start working as per as need from the day one because he/she might have never heard of the work techniques used to practice in your company.
You probably do not know that business schools also don’t give the industry required workforce and hence companies should themselves train their new hired employees in the real work premises and let them learn slowly. Now every company do hiring those skillful people who have the ability to learn the work with full of dedication so just check the skillful people who come to your interview desk and hire them if they have ability to learn and then train them, educate them what is really necessary when they comes to company premises to do their work.
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