How to hire staff
Recruiters warn start-up businesses could be priced out of hiring accountants as surging confidence pushes up salaries.
New figures reveal Australia’s unemployment rate declined to 5.1% last month, its lowest level for 19 months.
The number of job ads on the internet and in newspapers increased in August, with new research suggesting employment is set to fall below 5% by the end of the year.
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Recruitment firms are certainly worth using if you feel they’ll provide you with quality employees you can’t find on your own.
If you are employing casual or part-time employees, you will need to contact Fair Work and get advice on what awards will apply to your industry and subsequent pay rates.
Make a shortlist of your preferred applicants, and then give them clear instructions, such as your business’s location, what they should bring, who they should ask for and how long the interview will last.
Fixing employment mistakes later down the line will cost you more time and money and could even put your business in jeopardy, so hiring the right people straight away is crucial.
You need to strike the right balance between having enough staff to keep the business growing, and keeping the company lean.
You know it’s time to hire your first staff member when it’s costing you more not to have them. If you’ve been outsourcing a lot of your work and it’s becoming too expensive, it’s probably time to start hiring someone on a part-time or permanent basis.