How to Hire Your First Employee
First things first: congratulations on taking the biggest step in growing your business: adding talent to your team. It's a big step to hire your first (or second or third or twentieth) employee. You'll want to make you take all the steps to not only hire the right employee but also to hire legally.
Hiring 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, from determining if you're even ready to hire an employee to completing new hire forms to filing taxes to simply finding, hiring and retaining the right talent to grow your team and your business.
KCSourceLink resources can help you. Check out the tips and resources below on how to hire an employee and retain them. As always, your Resource Navigators are just a phone call (816-235-6500) or email way if you should have questions along the way. Our services are always free.
Both states offer a variety of programs to help business employ workers from that state. Check out Kansas Works and Missouri Works for business programs and career services business representatives.
Insuring Your Employees
Insurance in Kansas
Insurance in Missouri
Many Chambers of Commerce offer group health insurance to their members.
Start with KCSourceLink's Hiring Checklist to get the scope of what you'll need to prepare and do before, during and after you hire a new employee, then drill down into these resources for more tips and guidance.
Resources for Hiring Employees
Have questions? Start with the list of KCSourceLink Resource Partners below. But also know that you can always call our Resource Navigators, and we'll point you to the right expert to field your HR questions.