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Tips for hiring staff for your small business

Tips for Hiring Staff

Any hiring decisions that you make for your business are crucial. Hiring good staff can positively impact your bottom line and make your life easier as a business owner.

On the flip side, bad hiring decisions can be a nightmare. Here’s our top tips to help you with your hiring decisions.

Identify Skills

Tip 1 Identify the skills your business needs

This includes both your current needs as well as any future ones to help your business to grow. Identify the key skills, qualifications and experience you need a potential staff member to have to be an asset to your business. Then include that information in your job ad so you minimise the number of unsuitable applicants that you get.


Tip 2 Interview thoroughly

Don’t just believe everything someone has on their resume. Interview them and ask them questions to demonstrate they have the ability to help your business.

Background Checks

Tip 3 Do a background check

Make sure you check the referees of any person before you hire them.

Employee Rights

Tip 4 Understand your legal obligations

Employees have legal rights and it’s important that you comply with all your legal obligations as an employer. Employee rights vary depending on factors such as:

· the type of work your staff will be doing, and

· whether they will be full-time, part-time or casual staff.

The Fair Work Commission is responsible for ensuring that employers meet their obligations to employees and they can provide all the relevant information you need to know, including award pay rates.

We can help

How we can help

At Scorpion Bookkeeping, we can help you to get your finances in order so you can work out if you can afford staff. We can also help you to ensure that any staff you hire are paid on time. We currently provide bookkeeping support services to a diverse range of clients in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

We can also help you to implement Xero bookkeeping software to help you. We are a Xero-certified partner.

Contact us today to find out how we can help your business!

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