When is the right time to hire?….this was a question that was asked in a group I was in recently. What a great question!
There are many micro business out there doing everything, the finances, marketing, social media, sales etc. etc. And I bet that the person running these businesses can turn their hand to all these different aspects within their business but should they?
When you started out in business you probably had a passion for delivering a service or product and this may be where you excelled! Then you had to pick up all the other parts of running a business and have become very good at juggling it all!
You probably have often thought I must hire someone, should I hire someone or when should I hire someone! Where do you start? When can you justify getting a new team member on-board! Whether they are employed or you outsource the work.
My suggestions are to take a step back, take a moment and go through the 4 steps below to work out when is the right time for you to hire as well as which skills you’ll be looking for!
1. Review your business
Review your business – where are you going? What do you want the business to look like in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years? This will give you a clear idea of how you will grow your team – whether you will outsource tasks/jobs or employee someone to do them.
2. Review the structure of your business
Once you know what you want your business to look like in the next 6-12 months, think about the structure of the business, what do you LOVE doing, what do you want to keep doing? What do you least enjoy doing? Is this a full time job? A part time job or can you just outsource it?
3. Identify what tasks to hand over
Once you have decided what the business will look like and which roles, tasks, actions you will be looking to outsource or hand over to your new team member.
4. Develop how-to manuals
Build up procedures/how to manuals so that where you hire into this role, you will have to train the person but you will also have the process documented so they can refer to it and ensure that they do the job as you would, keeping consistency for your clients.
Do this sooner rather than later as you will notice that you will get busier and busier and will have less and less time.
It is better to get a new team member BEFORE you NEED them – this will give you time to train them as you will not be over worked and in the mindset ‘that I can do it quicker myself than train someone to do it’
I am really excited to be launching my Dream Team Creator program, the details will be out very soon, if you want to know more about it or have a questions about your dream team, book a call with me.