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When you might need staff

Many business owners have too much to do – and not enough time. Planning for staff should be integrated with the other requirements of your business.

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Being a good manager saves you money

'Highly engaged staff are more profitable staff.'

Training should be seen as an investment. Staff turnover costs businesses $100 billion per year in lost productivity, training and recruitment costs.

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Find staff that represent your business and brand

'I only had one appointment that didn't work – and that was because I was unrealistic about what I needed, and didn't get someone with the right skills.'

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Get help with red tape

The legislation related to hiring your first employee can be daunting – but if it's done right, the benefits can be huge.

Businesses exit rates are considerably lower for successfully employing business:

  • 19.5% for zero employees
  • 10.7% for one to 4 employees

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There's no need to be nervous about fixing staff problems

Make sure you record conversations and have dismissal procedures in place – just in case. Have a meeting and talk clearly through any issues.

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