Running a business on your own means you’re used to working long hours and juggling lots of responsibilities. Whether your goal is to reduce those long hours, to improve productivity, or to bring in new expertise, hiring independent contractors or employees might be just what your business needs to keep growing.
Building your team is an exciting step, but some aspects of hiring and managing workers could pose a challenge if you jump in without learning the basics. For example, you’ll need to:
✓ Stay compliant with local, state and federal employment laws.
✓ Decide whether to hire contractors and employees.
✓ Stay organized to manage all the aspects of your employment relationships.
It may sound like a lot when you first start out. But if you take care to check little legal boxes along the way, the whole process will be a lot easier in the long run. Once you’ve covered yourself with basic employment agreements, handbooks and other solid HR practices, you’ll be in an excellent position to make the most of your new workforce.
This eGuide to Small Business Hiring will lead you through the whole process. Above all, we want to show you how to get the legal basics nailed down so you have more time to do what you do best.