The holidays are just around the corner, and with the holiday season comes the possibility of big changes for your firm. When law firm owners contemplate hiring someone around the holiday season, they are often inclined toward delaying hiring decisions until the new year. In some ways, this inclination makes intuitive sense. After all, there is a great deal of commotion around the holidays, and often a great deal of new business. Firms often receive more business inquiries they can handle, and the challenge of keeping up with all the holiday festivities in the office is usually considerable. However, there are definitely many reasons why you should hire before the new year. In this post, we will spell out a few of these reasons.
You Need Time to Train Before the New Year
If you’re thinking about hiring a new virtual employee – to handle administrative duties, marketing, or anything else – you are always going to need to devote considerable time to training this new employee. No matter how experienced or well-educated your new employee may be, some amount of training is necessary in order to make this new person productive. Although the holiday season may seem like it’s crazily busy, this is actually an ideal period to do this type of introductory training. You can train your new hire during the final months of the year, and then when the new year rolls around, your new employee will be completely ready to go.
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Holidays are a Great Way to Integrate New Employees
Although the holidays can seem crazily busy, the atmosphere during this season is actually ideal for integrating a new employee. The holidays are all about celebrating togetherness, valuing others, and being generous. What better environment can there be to welcome a new virtual employee? Encourage your new virtual employee to (remotely) attend your office Christmas party and get acquainted with your entire staff. This can be a great way to break the ice and build strong connections. Simply put, the environment of the holidays is very conducive to building good relationships with new employees.
The old saying goes: don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. This applies to the business world, just as it applies to other areas of life. If you’re thinking about hiring a new virtual assistant, there is no better time to achieve this than the present. The sooner you make your decision, the sooner you can reap the rewards of a new helper. We know that virtual assistants can offer a great deal to your company. Why delay until the new year when you can hire, train and reap the benefits of your new hire today?
Contact Get Staffed Up for More Information
While holding off until the new year may seem like a wise decision, there are plenty of compelling reasons why you should hire now rather than later. If you’d like further information about hiring a virtual assistant, go ahead and give Get Staffed Up, LLC a call today at 866-763-2452. Also, you can subscribe to our weekly newsletters HERE.