When it comes to hiring new employees, many law firm owners assume that they can do everything on their own. Many law firm owners are hardworking and highly capable, so this inclination to DIY in the area of hiring isn’t too surprising. But, the truth is that the DIY model for hiring can actually be a detriment to your business. In this post, we will discuss the precise reasons why the DIY hiring model may not be optimal, and the possible alternative solution.
Business Operation is About Time Management
To a very large degree, running a business is about properly managing your time. A given person may have extraordinary abilities to bring in clients or perform certain tasks, but if that person doesn’t properly manage his or her time, his or her business can falter. In most cases, time management in business is a learned skill; very few people have a natural ability to manage their time in this type of context. This is doubly true when it comes to hiring. Most firm owners incline toward a DIY style in the area of hiring. Even though this inclination may be understandable, there are sound reasons to think this strategy is not optimal.
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DIY is Too Expensive & Time-Consuming
Hiring a new employee is costly on two fronts: time and start-up money. According to a study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, employers take an average of 42 days to hire a single new employee. The average cost to hire a new employee is $4,129. The financial cost comes from the investment which employers have to make in new employees (equipment, training, membership fees, etc.).
Unfortunately, employers may have to repeat the process and spend more time and money hiring for the same position if one person doesn’t work out. For some positions, such as receptionists, there is a very high chance of turnover, so finding a stable person may require time and money far beyond the average. The good news, however, is that there is a viable alternative to the DIY model.
Go with an Experienced Hiring Specialist
At Get Staffed Up, LLC, we specialize in placing top-notch virtual assistants for a variety of positions. Get Staffed Up alleviates a good portion of the hassle and even the financial cost of bringing on a new hire. When you hire through GSU, there is an initial fee of $1,750, and then a virtual employee is provided within one month. With this alternative, your total time commitment is reduced by a huge margin. You simply need to identify which type of employee you need and then provide this information to GSU. The start-up cost is also likely to be considerably lower than what you would incur with the DIY model. To learn more about the GSU model, give us a call today at 866-763-2452.