Bringing on a new employee can be difficult especially if you do not know exactly what they are going to do for you. When you experience growth as a company it seems that the logical next step is to bring on an employee who can help you to continue to grow.
Before you bring on an new employee, you have to ask yourself: what are they going to do for you? how are they gonna make you more money as a company? and how do they know what to do when you’re not around?
Defining an employee’s role can be very critical to the success of that employee. It can also be and hindrance when you need flexibility inside of the role. What we are finding as our team grows is being clear and concise as a company makes it easier for our employees to follow what is to be done on a day-to-day basis.
Every time a little hiccup comes up we have to ask “Why is this happening? and “How do we make it so that it does not happen in the future?”. The less you, as the owner have to deal with in the way of problems with your employees the better off your company will be. Creating company standards and operating procedures can help you make it clear for your employees on a day-to-day basis what their roles and responsibilities are and simplify life for you and your employees.
When you have clear SOPs (standard operating procedures) it helps to streamline the on boarding process and helps employees to be up and running faster.
You may be thinking to yourself but how do I find the time to do this?
The simple answer to that question is that you have the employee follow you around with a pen and paper and write down everything that you do or need done on a day-to-day basis. Create a communication system that you can use when those thoughts pop up in your head on how you need things to be like cleaning bowls every day, cleaning specific areas and how to do that, so on and so forth. In this time of growth it is more important than ever that we learn how to grow efficiently and effectively.
We would love to hear how you grow effectively and efficiently please feel free to share with us your growth and how you have managed it so far.