As an entrepreneur with a fresh new business, you might be used to working remotely, or with a partner by your side. However, if you’re in the process of expansion and growth; you’ll need to bring on board some employees to further help the success of your company. If it’s time to hire a team of staff; congratulations as it means that your business is going from strength to strength.
However, you’ll need to ensure that you have everything ready to keep your members of staff happy, motivated, and working hard for you. Therefore, it’s worth researching into the things that will look after you as an employer, and ensure that your relationship with those you employ is a positive one.
For you to drive your company forward in the coming months and year; you’ll need to employ people to cover the areas of the business that you simply can’t, or don’t know how to do. Entrepreneurs can’t be expected to be skilled in every part of the business, so it’s crucial that you have the team behind you who are.
Make sure you’re clear and thorough regarding the description of the job roles you’re advertising, especially when it comes to the hiring process. There should be no ‘grey area’ and your new staff will have a good understanding of what’s expected of them, ensuring you get off to a great start. The following are some ideas and inspiration for startup owners in the process of expanding their business with the team they’ll need to succeed.
Well-being And Environment
You won’t have a huge budget for a high-end office space; however, you can ensure that your new team has all it needs in an environment that’s geared towards productivity and a happy working week. Make sure that the workspace is cleaned regularly, and there is plenty of natural light; people will respond well to sunlight, and won’t be put off their work by any dirt or dust.
Look into health and safety services to make sure that your employees are working in a space in which they feel secure; this will also ensure that you’re abiding by guidelines and regulations and will protect everyone involved in the business. You need to have sufficient amenities on site, like hygienic working bathrooms and a kitchen space. Your team needs to feel comfortable as they go about their day.
As a new business; you’ll be learning a lot as you go. Therefore, it’s crucial that everyone understands what’s happening in the business and what is expected of them. During the early stages of development, and with such a small team; a daily morning meeting will help people to communicate and organize their day as productively as possible.
You can go over the key targets, and work together to meet them and exceed them by the end of the week. You can check that everyone is happy within their job role and is progressing as they wish to with regular one-to-one meetings, and listen to and utilize the feedback that you gain. Your employees will be the most vital tools you’ll invest in with your startup, so treat them well and ensure that they are able to do what they can for you and your new business.
A Little Reminder
I think that most times, the small business owner overlooks the importance of the ‘ambiance or atmosphere’ of the work environment. Along with all the points communicated in this contributed article, the physical place of your small business might just be that – small!!
Even though it might be small, it is still a good idea to ensure that it is a comfortable space for your team. It can make or break productivity. Something as simple as lighting effects in a room, the beautiful smell of air freshener in a bathroom, fresh toiletries, a choice of beverages for a coffee/tea/water break, they all work together to have an effect on the morale of the group.
Take the time to make your team feel good to be at your workplace for no matter how many hours, as long as the time being spent is filled with the desire to stay even longer!!
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