It’s always an exciting moment when you realize that you can start to grow your business and bring in new faces. Things have been exceptionally tough out there over the past year for businesses of all shapes and sizes, so the fact that you’re ready to take that bold step and grow your business is something that’s worth applauding.
However, there are going to be a few things that you will need to keep in mind if you’re looking at bringing a new team member (or more!) on board. Before you post that job opening on LinkedIn and other job sites, here is what you need to remember.
You’re Going To Get A Lot Of Applications
Forgive us if it sounds like we’re stating the obvious here, but the fact of the matter is that the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has had an undeniably brutal impact on the economy, and a lot of people have found themselves looking for work. The UK, for example, reported on huge floods of people all applying for the same entry level positions as business closures and redundancies forced people with decades of experience to look elsewhere.
What does that mean? Well, it means that you should take extra care to be accurate and clear with your job posting to make sure the people who are applying are the ones who fit the bill.
You’re Going To Need To Be Up Pay Careful Attention To Work Visas
As we all know, the right person for the job could be just down the street or they could be on the other side of the world. While working from home has meant that being able to commute to the office isn’t exactly a requirement right now, you are still going to need to be crystal clear on the rights of any prospective employee to work in the US.
If you’ve found that perfect employee and want to help them to get their work visa, then it is always worth discussing your options with an attorney who specializes in immigration law. It’s a complicated process and with several different work visa types available, it’s best to have all your bases covered from a legal standpoint. Farmer Law specializes in finding the best solution to each unique need, no matter how big or small the job is.
You’re Going To Need To Give Them Support
As we mentioned, even as the vaccine program continues to ramp up and roll out, it seems fair to say that the old-fashioned ways of making the new person in the office feel welcome are still a few months away right now at least.
With that in mind, you’re going to have to think a little harder and more creatively about how you can make a new employee feel like part of the team and get them up to speed. The last twelve months have been incredibly stressful and isolating, and showing your employees how much you appreciate them and creating a warm working atmosphere makes a huge difference.