Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Babson Entrepreneurs


Hiring staff is a process fully involved with legal requirements like legal obligations, liabilities, and expenses, of course paperwork etc. you have to estimate to tally the average cost of recruiting, hiring and training a new employee. Since hiring staff is increasing your company’s manpower, at the same time, you will have to spend nearly 4000 dollars and finally it will cause to face some other problems like high turnover, absenteeism, higher healthcare costs, workplace violence and theft–substantial costs to an organization’s bottom line and reputation also. But for hiring staff, there are some essential steps and principle as follows and if you are following the same carefully, you can easily avoid such drawbacks. For recruiting new staff, you have to consider one’s qualification, past criminal affairs, any kind of illegal deportment, unstable mentality, etc and since the forty percent of applications are having bogus information, you have to make a perfect back ground check of staff. On your keen analyze only you can attain a perfect result. Since the sixty percent of staff’s accident on job are only due taking or abusing drugs and pills like cocaine, sleeping pills etc. In order to avoid such accidents, it is better to take pre random drug testing for recruited staff is a best way of defense. For new staff selection, before you decide for a final appointment order, it is better to conduct some of screening test like psychological testing; handwriting analysis, skill and aptitude test, lie detector tests and these should be exercised on them. Through this kind of tests, you can easily determine relevant staff to handle your business with more skill and enduring temperament for successful succeeding. Before making a formal offer of appointment to your selected staff, compulsory you have to collect their some objective professional and personal references like phone number with name and address of well known personalities to support the character of the applicant. According to the guidelines of federal laws, minimum wages should be fixed for your selected staff as per their qualification and classification. This is important to treat all your staff under common law. According to the U.S. department of labor, an employer should maintain minimum twelve personal records for every employee and you have to maintain the same without fail. In addition for filing tax, paper works related with staff should be kept ready always. Every staff’s immigrations issues should be handled carefully and it should be documented. Employees should be provided by disability coverage. There are two types available in this type of coverage. One is for short term that is from 12 weeks to one year maximum. Another one is for long term which is for more than one year minimum. An important factor of disability coverage is the waiting period before benefits are paid. The above basic legal features are to be maintained by the boss.