Right now, I’m taking a May class, Human Resource Management. It is 8am to 11am, Monday thru Friday for 3 weeks. It’s a pretty intense class, but I’m doing well (I got an A on the last exam). I really like the course because we are covering the different aspects of Human Resource Management, things like legal regulation on hiring practices, job descriptions, recruitment etc. Basically, a lot of things to do with employment. This is good because right now, I’m looking to hire a new employee or two.
Work has picked up a little for my business. I have several projects on the table that I am working on, and am at the point where for me to grow anymore, I need to hire. I’m excited, yet at the same time, terrified. My big fear is that I’ll hire someone, and have to pay them, but they won’t be a benefit to my business.
Being a small business, I need to examine the cost/benefit for each hire. Ideally, I want to find someone with a similar skillset to myself, who understands some business, and who is willing to help grow the business and make it succeed. Basically, any employee I hire needs to help make the business more profitable, otherwise the employee becomes a liability. So I’ve been putting together a fairly detailed job description, as well as job requirements. But the more I look and focus on that, the harder it is going to be to find someone to fit that job.
So as I pursue this new opportunity/need for my business, I’m really prayerfully considering God’ plan in all of this, where He wants me to be, as well as where He wants my business to progress.