Adding employees is often the only way a company can grow beyond the scope of its owner. Bringing together a team for your business can be challenging. KCSourceLink resources can help you.
Attracting and retaining good employees is key to business success. Intuit offers some basic information about what to consider in "Is It Time to Hire?" This article includes links to information about determining how much help you need and what you can afford. The SBA offers 10 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee. The Mid America Regional Council has developed a list of resources for Kansas City area employers.
From applying for your Employer Identification Number to registering new hires to obtaining unemployment and workers’ compensation insurance, the following documents walk you through the state requirements for hiring new employees.
Both states offer a variety of programs to help business employ workers from that state. Check out Kansas Works and Missouri Career Source for business programs and career services business representatives. The IRS also offers tips on how to determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor.
Once you've got employees on board, you'll need appropriate processes and procedures. Opus Communications offers a "Really Easy Employee Handbook" to help you.
You'll also want to consider benefits. Many Chambers of Commerce offer group health insurance to their members. Use to find the Chamber of Commerce that serves your area.
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