Working from your home can present some challenges especially when it comes to hiring employees. There will be adjustments for you as the employer and homeowner as well as the individual(s) that you employ. But for many of us, sooner or later we just can not do it alone. If we want to succeed in business we often must look outside for help.
You can go about advertising for employees in the same manner as any business would– placing classified ads in a newspaper, online, or posting a Help Wanted sign on a bulletin board. This will usually bring in plenty of eager candidates seeking employment. As the employer, you must not only assess the prospective employee's skills for the job you are hiring, but also determine if you want that individual in your home.
After selecting the candidates to interview, be up front about the fact that you have a business in your home. If anyone is hesitant about this type of working arrangement, move on to the next candidate. Make no excuses about the business being located in your home, that is how you make a living. If you are in a position to be hiring employees you are doing well and do not have to make excuses.
It would be wise to do a credit and background check on an employee who will be in your house. Remember you are an employer hiring workers. The fact that the business is in your home is secondary. Prepare a list of “rules” for your employees. If there are certain areas of your home you do not wish them to enter, say so. Making your expectations and limitations clear will make a better employer/employee relationship.
Most new employees want to do a good job. You will make training much easier if you have a dedicated work area for your employee as well as any necessary supplies and materials needs to perform their duties.
There are well qualified hardworking people out there who will be an asset to your business. Do your homework and you will find the right employee for your home based business.