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November 2011 - Recruiting and Hiring - Where to Begin?
Should you hire someone?
We see businesses make the mistake of confusing lack of organization for labor shortage. The impact of disorganization is very real for many businesses, but, there are far more cost effective ways to managing that situation as opposed to adding new staff. Grasslands Business Services business consultants can work with you to examine your day and improve your own organization and efficiency.
You have decided you need to hire new staff
What type of position should you recruit for? Future issues will discuss these options in greater detail, feel free to contact us today for more information.
- Full-Time Employee
- Part-Time Employee
- Temporary Help
- Leased Employee
- Independant Contractor
It is extremely important that you become aware of the state and federal laws that affect your relationship to you new employee. Here are some links to sites discussing some of these regulations, however this is not intended to be a complete list for each business in each state. Please consult with a professional to determine which regulations will impact you and your business.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)
- Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
While you must have 15 or more employees to become subject to the most complex and comprehensive federal anti-discrimination laws, similar laws sometimes apply to employers with only one employee. State laws can be broader in scope, so that protection is provided to additional groups beyond those covered by federal law.
As you can see this process is not as straightforward as many assume, however it is not insurmountable by any means. By determining the overall need, type of employee needed to fill that gap and a review of the legal implications you are ready to begin the recruitment process. Future issues will tackle this process, but we hope this information will assist you in your search.