Tips for Hiring a Loyal Employee

When you are an entrepreneur and it is time to hire your first employee, it is important to make a good choice. Consider the following tips:


  • Hire somebody who is versatile. Your first employee will likely be your right-hand man or woman. It is important to hire somebody who is flexible and can fill-in for you when you need it. Thus, you need to look for somebody who can learn to run your business as well as assist you in helping it grow. Just be wary of hiring somebody who wants to BE you someday or that believes the world revolves around them.
  • Get your agreements in writing. Employment contracts are vital to ensuring you are protected from unnecessary liability as an employer. You need to have an attorney carefully review your agreements, as well as make sure you have sufficient insurance to protect you in the event you or your entity is named in a lawsuit.
  • Research social media. You might be surprised by what you can learn about potential employees by investigating them on social media. A few minutes online could save you from hiring a crazy or unreliable individual. But be careful, you may not discriminate against a potential employee because of the applicant’s age, disability, race, religion or other protected characteristics.
  • Treat them well. If you are good to your team, they will be good to you. If your team is unhappy, they will not be productive or motivated to further your business. Remember, little gestures go a long way. Small gifts, bonuses or celebrating their good news will mean a lot to your employees.


Hiring your first employee is an important step in the success of your business. At Nielsen Law Group, we can help you with all of the additional details that will foster a strong foundation and get you started on the road to success. Whether you need assistance forming your new business entity or establishing a more sophisticated corporation or non-profit organization we will be able to guide you the entire way. You can schedule your initial consultation by calling (480) 888-7111 or submitting a web request here.