7 Clear Signs It’s Time to Hire Your First Employee [Infographic]

by Paul Slezak
Hiring Talent, Leading People, Recruitment, SMEs, Startups - 2 years ago

Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.

Do you work long hours, day after day, week after week? If you’re always pulling 60+ hour weeks  — it might be time to get some help around the office.

Hiring another worker or specialist is the perfect way to expand your business. However, finding the right match at the right time can be a difficult process. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you really do need a new employee, and that you’re prepared to take on all the challenges involved in being someone’s boss.

If you’re turning away potential clients and projects, that’s a sign that you need some help. To make sure that you have enough work for another full-time employee, you’ll need to create a job description. List daily tasks and deliverables that your potential employee would be responsible for. This guarantees you have enough work for them.

Also ensure that the tasks you lay out for them help generate revenue, rather than just making things easier for you.

Finally, make sure you’re ready to be a leader. Effectively managing somebody is a skill that takes time to master. Make sure you’re ready for the added responsibility.

To become familiar with the signs that it might be time to bring on your first employee, check out this infographic created by our friends at Fundera.