February 9, 2023
You’ve thought about it long and hard. You’ve wondered if you can keep doing it all yourself (you can’t). You’ve tried to find another contractor to pick up some of the pieces, but you just need more dedicated help.
And now you’re ready. It’s time to hire your first employee. Except… you have no clue what to do. You’re like a deer in headlights. That’s why this episode of On the Up and Up is all about what to do when you’re ready to hire.
We talk about:
- The difference between a job post and a job description and why confusing the two is the biggest mistake small business owners make before hiring.
- The difference between payroll (tax) compliance and HR (legal) compliance for team members.
- How hiring a first employee is a completely different experience than any other type of hiring.
- How to protect your special sauce from intellectual property theft.
- WTF is up with employment contracts — and what to do instead.
- The purpose and function of the employee handbook, aka the HR Bible.
I’m here to help you feel more confident in your hiring decision, so you can get the help you need. Listen in if you want to figure out what to do when you’re ready to bring on that first team member.
Recruiting is a whole different ball game, and sometimes you want to get your hands dirty when hiring for the first time. Read about how to prepare your business to become an employer, and the benefits of creating an audience of motivated applicants here and here. Don’t compare your journey to others, we recently helped our colleague, friend, and client, Sam find her first employee for her multi-7 figure online business.
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