2012 has begun, and employment prospects are a little brighter. After a promising spending boost this holiday season, the future of business may not glowing, but rays have begun to peek through the cracks of the recession. In fact, 96% of fastest growing companies interviewed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in September of last year said they planned to hire in 2012, and 41% predicting bringing on at least 20 new workers.
If you are among the entrepreneurs seeking to expand your company or even hire your first employee, thoughtful HR will be one of your most crucial steps. It’s very important that your lay the proper legal and professional foundations with each of your employees as you bring them in. This is why one of our top-selling documents (and the featured document of the week) is the Employee Handbook Template.
The Employee Handbook will remain a permanent fixture in both you and your employee’s relationship, and will help lay out what you expect from them and what they can expect from you; you’ll also buy yourself valuable legal protection if an employee later challenges you in court.
There are, of course, many other contracts and guides you must consider presenting to employees before they begin. You can check out our bundled package of Employee Hiring Documents, and don’t miss these three unique tips on Employee Agreements from business Partner David Young: