Is it really time to hire? Do you have time for your life or are you working yourself to a frazzle? Time is precious and is something that you can’t get back. Are you stuck in survival mode because there isn’t enough time in the day, and therefore, you are merely doing the things that have to be done? When you get stuck in survival mode there is no opportunity for growth, and with no growth you can lose your passion and even go out of business. When your work starts to suffer, it’s time to hire. If you start receiving customer complaints, it’s time to hire. One bad comment can wipe out a hundred good comments. Ask yourself, can you afford to hire, better yet, can you afford not to hire?
If you’ve determined that it is time to hire, now the question is whom do you hire? The key to hiring is clarity. Can someone take something off your plate? What is their job description? What kind of hire do you need to make: part time, full time, or virtual? Virtual assistants have become extremely common, and they can be cost effective. If they already have a defined skill-set, you don’t have to train them. You don’t have to create office space for them, and you only have to pay them for the time they work. When hiring, create the job description that describes who you want, share that with your sphere of influence and you’ll find the right person.
~Chas Wilson: to learn more, visit my weekly podcast CLICK HERE