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5 Tips for Hiring Your First Employee


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Hiring your first employee can be a challenge. There's a lot to consider. We made it easy for you with these five tips to help you choose the employee that's best for you.

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5 Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

  1. 1. 5 Tips for Hiring on Hiring Your First Employee Get it the Leap Make Right the to Hire First Time with Confidence
  2. 2. Figure Out What You Need As a small business owner, you probably have a lot going on. But you can’t just hire a jack-of-alltrades. So, pin down at least two or three tasks and write a detailed job description. #1
  3. 3. Actively Recruit, Don’t Settle. Posting on a national job website may not bring in the desired results. Instead, look for great candidates. Turn to careers sites like LinkedIn and CareerBuilder and sort through a few résumés. Ask other small business owners and reach out for referrals. #2
  4. 4. Use Pre-Employment Screening Cover your bases and don’t leave things to chance. Pre-employment screening is not as expensive as you may think. A background check can cost less than $25 and provides you with peace of mind. SurePayroll offers pre-employment screening for: •Background checks •Drug screening •Motor Vehicle Reports •Behavioral assessments & more #3
  5. 5. Don’t Forget the Legal Steps There’s a lot more to just getting a desk, chair and computer ready for a new employee. Get to know the paperwork, like forms to file and employer rules. A few items to know: •Get an employment identification number (EIN) from the IRS. •Have every employee complete an I-9 for employment verification and a W-4 for payroll tax withholding. More at U.S. Small Business Administration #4
  6. 6. Prepare a Few Policies There’s no need to overboard when starting off, but at least determine items like vacation days, sick time and a schedule. At the beginning stage you won’t need an IT policy and 50 pages of rules, but give basics. #5
  7. 7. Looking for More Help? Discover More Easy. Online. SurePayroll.