It is always an exciting moment when you decide that your company is ready for expansion. Bringing on new employees is an important part of any business’ growth, but it comes with challenges. Here are a few things you need to be aware of.
Know What You Need
Conduct detailed interviews with your colleagues and team members about what support they need. Draw up a detailed list of requirements your business currently has. Find out what skills are necessary for new positions that you are thinking of creating before you advertise the role.
Find The Right People
Prepare for the fact that you will receive applications from people with a wide range of experience and skills. Remember that the pandemic left many people out of work, and you will not only be getting applications from people with the exact qualifications and experience. Write a clear job description to cut down on the number of speculative applications.
Check Immigration Status
Find out if any of your new hires require an immigration visa before they start work with you. Talk to a law firm with experience in immigration to be clear on what your responsibilities are as their employer.
Take care to file paperwork correctly and demonstrate that they are an important addition to your company. Remember that immigration law specifics may vary depending on your location, and a Texas law firm like Farmer Law PC will know what the state will need from you.
Talk to potential new employees about whether you need them to work in the office or if remote working is an option. Remember that many are still concerned about contact with people due to the pandemic, particularly with the rise of the Delta variant, and maybe more comfortable working from home. Look for ways that you can accommodate them with options like hybrid working.
Find out if your new employees require any additional support, such as flexible hours or additional healthcare. Look for ways that you can introduce them into the office environment quickly if you are bringing your team back in. Remember that we have all struggled with mental health during the pandemic. Talk to new hires about how much importance you place on their health.
Help Them Settle
Create a detailed welcome package for new hires to make them feel at home quickly. Include information on good neighborhoods to live in, transport routes that will be useful, and spots for food and entertainment. Brief their team on their start date and talk to them about how they can welcome their new colleague.