Hiring Employees for Your Small Business

Published On: May 22, 2020 | Read time: 5 min | Updated On: Mar 15, 2022 |

Being your own boss is perhaps one of the most rewarding parts of running your own business. But, as you become more successful and your company becomes more profitable, you might consider hiring employees to help offset your daily business activities.

Deciding who to hire can seem daunting–this is a company that you created after all, and you don’t want just anybody representing your brand. So, how do you hire employees for your small business?

This article will offer a step-by-step guide to narrowing down your search for the ultimate staff to join the business.

Why should you hire employees?

Before you start searching for the right employee, you need to consider why hiring an employee, or employees, is a smart move in the first place. Expanding your team is an opportunity to further grow your business, but it also means you’ll need to invest in the proper onboarding tools and training, so that your employees are set up for success in the workplace.

New employees also bring a depth of new talent to the business. For example, if you’re the founder of a brand new sanitizing company, you likely possess all of the qualities to execute the business plan, but are you trained and educated in chemicals and cleaning? Hiring a professional cleaner or sanitizer will only enhance your business, as these new employees have talent, skills, and capabilities that are unique from your own.

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Things to consider prior to hiring

There are several things to keep in mind before you hire your first employee. It always costs money to make money, and in 2021, tthe average cost to hire an employee is very broad. Besides spending money to post the job to a job board, you should also expect to spend money on training and onboarding as well as the employee’s salary (which includes any bonuses or commission).

Consider the following before making your hiring decision:

Register for a business number: In order to legally operate in Canada, all businesses require a business number. You can obtain a business number through the Canada Revenue Agency online or by calling 1-(800) 959-5525. Once your business is registered, you can actually recruit new employe