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Heather Brown

@hebrow

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Know Your ABCs

Before hiring independent contractors, consult first with a lawyer who's well-versed in the rules everywhere for federal and state-worker classification laws because they vary widely.

There are some states where independent contractor relationships are subject to the "ABC test" where you show that:

a.) the contractor's work is not under your company's direction and control

b.) it is outside the course of your company's usual business

c.) the contractor has an independent business to do that work

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Hire for potential, not experience

You should look for people who have a solid and versatile foundation and the ability and desire to learn new things.

Keep this in mind for a recruitment and retention strategy as well. Too often, companies don’t want to promote from within because they want someone in the position that can “hit the ground running.”This strategy denies reality because the position will change anyway. Retain your best employees by promoting them into stretch roles.

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Not Enough Workers

Help-wanted signs are visible across the economy at a variety of businesses—especially in hospitality, manufacturing, and construction—as trying to hire enough workers amid an economic rebound can be a difficult task.
The pace of hiring cannot keep up with demand, even though the current unemployment rate of just over 6 percent remains well above the historically low pre-pandemic levels of 2019.

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Attracting direct referrals to save on costs:  

  • Maintain a company tech blog 
  • Encourage employees to speak at events 
  • Encourage employees to be active at meetups 
  • Set aside time every week to contribute to the open source community.

As recruiters charge 20% — 25% of the recruit’s annual salary, startups quickly hire in-house recruiters in an effort to save money.

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