After you have decided that you will hire employees, the next question is what type of employees will you hire? There are a few different staffing options for you and your business, and it is all based on your needs. Each case is different.
Here are your options:
Hire a Full-Time Employee
A full-time employee will generally work around 40 hours each week. They might also receive health benefits and a set salary.
Hire a Part-Time Employee
A part-time employee may be needed over a full-time employee because you may not need someone for as many hours. This person will usually work around 25 hours each week (possibly less or more), as designated by you.
With a part-time employee, you do have to keep in mind that this person will probably have another job, which means that there may be scheduling conflicts. They also may not be as loyal to your company as you would like since they would have to hold two jobs.
Find an Independent Contractor
If you are not looking for an employee, you may look at hiring an independent contractor. Keep in mind that there are certain IRS guidelines as to hiring an independent contractor. If the person is actually an employee, you should not be calling them a contractor.
With an independent contractor, you are hiring a person for specific work that needs to be done. Make sure you have a contract. This person is not an employee. This means that there are no payroll taxes from you. Usually an independent contractor charges more than what a normal employee would charge. This is usually due to the fact that they are handling the business side themselves (such as payroll taxes).
Hire a Temp Employee
A temporary employee is usually best when you know that you won’t need an employee for a long amount of time. An example would be if you have a time every year when you know that it will be extremely busy. You know that you don’t need a person throughout the year, but just for a few months.
This is where a temporary employee would come in handy. They will come in knowing that the work is only temporary, and they will be done with their position once your busy season is over.
You can hire your own temporary employee, or you may look at a staffing agency to fill your needs.
What staffing option fits you and your company best?