In this WINstitute, we took a deep-dive into learning the variety of options for hiring to grow.
HR Advisor and Client Advocate, Michelle Beck-Howard from G&A Partners shared a wealth of information on what we need to take into consideration in hiring to grow our businesses. Attendees included business weighing their options for future growth, companies that are ready to hire, contractors who wondered if they should position their business differently as well as business growth consultants who were gaining insights to be an event better resource in advising their clients.
Here are some of the highlights we learned from this session:
If hiring a VA (Virtual Assistant) or subcontractor be absolutely sure they pass the 20 point factor test on IRS.gov
If hiring a VA, they should have their own business with other VA clients, invoice you regularly and a contract
A company like G&A Partners also offers group rate benefits (and if your company is too small, they have brokers who do the same for tiny businesses)
We talked about the benefits of documenting work processes no matter how you hire
Think everything through clearly about what you need before you hire
Start by writing out everything you do, then rank which things you really need to be the one to do and which things makes more sense for someone else to do
Idea from attendee: State your core values when you advertise to hire. It’s very important to hire based on shared values which are intrinsic above skills that can be developed/refined