What kind of business do you have?

Before you hire someone, you need to step back and think about the type of business you have. Is it a lifestyle business that nicely fits around your personal life? Or is it a business you would like to nurture and grow?

 

Are you ready to share the load?

If you decide the latter and want to grow, consider whether you would actually like to work with someone. We all work differently, some people enjoy working with others whilst some find they work better in an isolated environment.

It can be a big change sharing your workload especially if you are used to having full control and doing everything yourself.

 

Do you have the time to train them?

Remember when you hire someone even if they are fully qualified you are going to have to train them. Different businesses have different ways of doing things,  your way of doing things may not be the same as theirs. You will need to set aside some time to train your new team member and ensure they understand your business.

 

Do you need to hire?

Ask yourself if you really need to hire. Can the job be outsourced? Or can you call in a freelancer? The complexity and cost of hiring someone may not always be worth it. There are pros and cons to hiring and outsourcing, so weigh up your options.

 

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