Top 5 Items New Business Owners Overlook When Hiring Staff


Here are the top five items that new business owners in the USA often overlook when hiring staff:

  1. Compliance with Labor Laws: Many new business owners are not fully aware of the various labor laws at the federal, state, and local levels. This includes laws related to minimum wage, overtime, anti-discrimination, and workplace safety. Non-compliance can lead to penalties and legal issues.
  2. Background Checks: While it’s important to trust your employees, conducting proper background checks is crucial. This can help avoid potential issues, such as theft, fraud, or other legal problems.
  3. Cultural Fit: Skills and experience are important, but new business owners often overlook the importance of cultural fit. Employees who align with the company’s values and culture are more likely to be engaged, productive, and stay with the company long-term.
  4. Employee Benefits: Many new business owners focus on salary and overlook the importance of benefits. Offering a competitive benefits package can attract and retain top talent. This includes health insurance, retirement plans, and other perks.
  5. Onboarding Process: A well-structured onboarding process is often overlooked. However, it’s crucial for setting up new hires for success. It helps them understand their role, the company’s culture, and expectations, which can lead to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

Remember, hiring is a critical process that can significantly impact your business’s success. It’s worth taking the time to get it right.

The HR Lady can help with all of your processes, including training your people on how to recruit, hire, onboard, provide feedback, and so much more.

Wendy Sellers
Wendy Sellers
Wendy Sellers, known as “The HR Lady®,” is a dedicated HR consultant and business partner of all size businesses, a conference speaker, and management trainer who specializes in understanding the unique culture and goals of organizations in order to improve business outcomes.

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