The Newbie Businessman’s Guide to First Hires


Hiring Now that you have all the licenses, supplies and office ready for your business to run, you’re on the lookout for employees and staff to complete operations. It’s a requirement to find the right people for the right position, but hiring horror stories can make you wary. Here are a few reminders to make your employee hunt a bit more promising.

Make No Exceptions

So what if your best friend or mother recommended that applicant? Give everyone equal chances. Let them go through the preliminary processes necessary for getting the position they want.

Every employee under your ranks should feel that they weren’t given any special privileges because this may lead to an attitude problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re a start-up company. Be fair and follow proper procedures.

Manage Expectations

As a start-up company, you need to tell your recruits that sometimes they might have to do something other than the workload originally explained to them. Ask them if they’re open to working extra hours or shifts (with overtime pay, of course) and doing extra work.

Make them aware of their compensation’s details. Also, tell them of the basic salary deductions such as taxes and social security. When hiring with the help of recruitment agencies in Perth, make sure they know about all the details of the job so the applicant can make an informed decision.

Choose Carefully

Not all good resumes reflect good workers. And just because the resume you’re holding doesn’t have much in it doesn’t mean the owner isn’t worth hiring. New graduates are normally enthusiastic. Hiring employees with a long list of jobs may mean they’re always on the lookout for greener pastures and are less likely to be loyal.

More experienced employees may have a lot to show under their belt, but they can also be jaded and tired of the daily grind. Look beyond what you see in their job application papers. Check their social media network accounts and see what they’re like beyond their employment. Call former employers and the recommended contacts they’ve submitted.

And when you’ve got everything together, remember that the perfect employee doesn’t exist. Just take a long look at your options and choose wisely.