Learn How to Hire an Associate with Special Co-Host: Nipa Patel, NP Employment Solutions
In this session we will discuss how and why to hire your first Associate by understanding the difference between a freelancer and Associate and the best place to find them for future business success.
As your business grows you will be faced with making a decision to hire an Associate. Many business owners opt for hiring Associates as a cost-effective solution to fit their need, but often struggle with the process and where to start. In this session we will discuss:
Nipa Patel is a Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in HR. She has gained experience in a number of sectors including higher education, charities, finance, legal and private healthcare, allowing her to be creative and adaptable to different people issues.
She is now an independent HR Consultant assisting businesses in the contentious side of HR, resolving conflict, and managing complex situations in a fair, ethical and legal manner. She firmly believes that people are the best investment a business can make to grow successfully and organically.
Hiring an Associate in these challenging times
For many businesses lockdown has meant a downturn in business and/or a halt on potential growth. Growth can mean adding more products or services to your businesses to grow market reach: many of us have had to do exactly this with Covid-19 and it has probably proved to be successful. In order to do this however, inevitably consideration has been taken on how this could be achieved if they needed some specialist help. Do they consider hiring a freelancer or Associate?
Hiring an Associate or freelancer can give many opportunities to grow, however these are two different type of resources:
My top tips on how to make a decision on this are as follows:
My main piece of advice here is to really consider trust, integrity and ethics as your basis for hiring an Associate, they are a valuable resource to your business. Do not enter a relationship without a contract however – this is there to protect you and them in the long term.
If you require any HR advice for your business, I would be happy to help.
HR Consultant – NP Employment Solutions
07932 731 542