Start 2013 off right by hiring a new employee

The start of a new year signifies a prime opportunity to reflect on the past year’s challenges and successes. 2013 offers a brand new start for your company. It is a time to make considerations and plans for the year ahead. It is also a chance to consider job openings and candidates.

Promoting someone within the company to a higher position can give a positive morale boost to not just that employee, but also to the rest of the internal staff members. But sometimes hiring an employee who is brand new to the company can also have positive consequences. New employees can bring a fresh perspective, new ideas, and talents to an already diverse and knowledgeable professional staff.

Businesses have the choice to hire contract help, or to outright hire new employees. Some businesses hesitate to hire help outright due to the costs involved. Hiring a new employee means paying an additional salary, as well as paying benefits and training costs. There are also recruiting costs to consider.

While companies are correct to carefully consider whether or not to hire a new employee, there are also many advantages to bringing new staff members on board. A careful recruiting and interviewing process usually results in discovering quality candidates who prove to be beneficial assets to the company. The increased productivity and return investment from hiring a new employee can easily outweigh any associated costs (both in time and money).

While online advertising is usually a low cost way of recruiting candidates, think beyond online methods and look for more creative ways to recruit. Ask for referrals from friends, family members, or coworkers who may know a qualified candidate personally. Make sure that job openings are posted where all current staff members can view them easily. You may even want to offer a referral incentive to anyone who recommends a candidate who ends up being hired as a new employee. It is a win win situation for everyone.

Hiring quality and trusted new employees is a vital step forward for the new year. The right mix of critical job skills and experience mixed with a winning personality compliment any business team. Move forward confidently with hiring a new employee in 2013.

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