Welcome to the New Entrepreneurs’ Hiring Bootcamp
In this program, we’ll demystify the hiring process and get you on your way to growing your business and building the life of your dreams.
Before we start the course, there is some homework you need to do.
It has been my experience – and the experience of many of my colleagues – that if you don’t know what you will do with time that has been freed up by hiring your Superstar, the time will slip away and, in the end, you’ll have nothing concrete to show for it.
In this pre-course module I’ll walk you through determining what you will do with the time your new hire will give back to you, so you can hit the ground running when the opportunity arises.
In Module 1 we’ll talk about the things you need to keep in mind when hiring your first professional team, independent contractors and employees. We’ll also walk through an exercise to determine what your first hire(s) would do.
In Module 2 we’ll get into the nuts and bolts of searching for, screening, interviewing, checking and hiring your first employees.
In Module 3 we’ll review tips on orienting, onboarding, managing and terminating employees.
We’re really excited to help you with this material.
Let’s get started!
In this introduction, we discuss when to hire.
In this video we’ll discuss the different types of hires available to you, and how you can decide which type to use.
This video focuses on building your professional skills team – how to decide who you need, how to find the right professionals, and how to hire and manage your team.
Bonus: Sample Professional Skills Team Information Spreadsheet (excel, PDF)
In this video we discuss expanding your capacity with services, independent contractors and employees. You’ll do a task to decide what your first new hire would do to help you.
Bonus: Sample task list (excel, PDF)
Don’t think you need to create job profiles? This video will discuss why they are important and how to create them.
Bonus: Sample Job Profile (doc, PDF)
In this video we discuss the difference between an independent contractor and an employee in the eyes of the IRS, and when you would hire each.
Bonus: IRS 20-Factor Test (doc, PDF), Independent Contractor Agreement (doc, PDF)
One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is to hire someone exactly like themselves. But businesses need people who fit together into a high functioning team.
Bonus: Links to Meyers-Briggs Test and Kolbe A Index.
In this video we discuss where to find that ideal candidate you’re looking for.
Bonus: Payroll References.
In this video we discuss screening the candidates in your pool to identify your top 2, maximum 3, contenders.
Interviewing is the toughest part of the hiring process. Why? Because there are so many things you can’t ask to get the information you need. In this video we’ll talk about interviewing your top candidates while staying in compliance.
Failing to do background checks can cost you your company if something goes wrong. In this video we discuss the background checks you must do.
Bonus: Payroll References.
In this short video we review making the offer and the letter that should follow.
Bonus: Sample Offer Letter (docx, PDF)
Orientation is the process of bringing someone into the company, familiarizing them with the people and environment, and getting all the paperwork signed. At the end of the process, the new hire should feel comfortable and eager to get started.
Bonus: Employee Agreement template (docx, PDF)
Onboarding is the on-going process of assimilating a new hire in the company and their position. In this video we discuss this very important and often overlooked area.
Entrepreneurs are generally very good leaders and okay managers. In this video we discuss tips for supervising employees and doing performance evaluations.
Bonus: Sample performance evaluation (docx, PDF)
No one wants to plan to terminate an employee; but sometimes it is necessary. In this video we review employees’ leaving, layoffs, and terminations.
Bonus: List of Federal Laws Affecting Employment (PDF)