Where Not To Cut Corners For Your Employees


When you start your own small business, you often have a plan for growth that includes expanding and hiring in people to help. It’s this that business owners often worry about, as small companies cannot afford much more than their own production line. There are a lot of places that small businesses can cut corners in their company and do things more frugally, but employees and staff costs should never feature in this list.

Your employees that you hire are going to be the bread and butter of your company. They will be the ones that help to grow your company to the heights you have planned. No matter how big or small your company is, your recruitment budget and staffing budget has to have a priority. You can choose to do all your hiring in house or you can make room in the budget to pay an agency to do all the legwork for you. Either way, your staff have to be taken care of from their salary to the cash you pay an investment advisor for ERISA section 3(38) for the 401k. These are vital for your employees to stay with your company and it means you haven’t wasted money by hiring people who are going to leave!

Casting a wide net for recruitment is important and your recruitment process should be thorough. You can minimize your costs while doing it without compromising what you can offer your new staff, you just have to understand how to do it. Follow the guide below to find out how: 

• Whatever you do, you must establish your requirements for staff as clearly as possible. When you are proactive in your search for the right staff, so that you can interview the correct candidates from the get-go. You have to be as exact as you can so that you can minimize the chance of re-hiring, which often can cost you more. 

• One thing that companies often forget is that their existing network is an important asset. Speak to the people you hire, get names of contacts that could fit other roles in the company. This can help boost employee morale; as they will then be working with familiar faces. 

• It’s really important – especially as a small business owner – that you know your resources. Utilizing as many free jobs boards and message boards and social media sites as possible for your hiring purposes is so important. Saving money while still being able to find the right people is going to help your company in the long run. 

• Research is going to be your friend when you are hiring, and it’s researching where the best candidates are that will help you to funnel your cash into the right avenues. You may slog it out sifting applications, but this is where an agency will come in and help you should you choose to go that way. Read here about the merits of using a recruitment agency for your hiring needs.





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