So you've incorporated your business, collected a business license, and found the insurance policy that best fits your company. All of a sudden it's taking off and you need more help to manage and grow your small business. Finding people that are the "right" candidate for the job can be tricky at times so here is a helpful 8 step process:
- Obtain an EIN or an Employer Identification Number if one has not already been assigned to the company. Click here for help with this process.
- Open bank accounts in your company's name if one does not already exist. Employees' pay should be taken from these accounts.
- Obtain copies of all the documents necessary to report the new hire to the government and to operate the business legally. The Small Business Administration has published a descprition of all of these forms on its website.
- Create a job description. The job description should be accurate and understandable, and it should include an overview of both the company an the position (i.e task involved, qaulitfication, salary range, etc.). More tips for writing effective job descriptions can be found on the Small Business Administration's website.
- Publish the job description. INcluding the opening on your company's social media accounts, particularly on LinkedIn can be a successful way to find the right employee. Job search engines that allow applicants to search for specific job listings in their field of experience can also be successful listing tools.
- Create a list of questions to ask prospective job candidates. Ask questions that pertain to your needs as a company as well as questions that will help to determine the candidate's abilities.
- Conduct interviews of all qualified candidates.
- After conducting interviews, select the best candidate for the job and extend an offer.