Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners.
1. Sometimes small businesses will have to employ contractors on a temporary basis, either because they have no need to make a full-time appointment or because they have specialised work that needs to be completed.
2. It is always advisable to invite multiple bids for anything that is to be contracted out by your business. This way you can ensure that you can select the right person for the job based on your own requirements.
3. You should check that the person you are contracting to work for you is insured and the exact terms of their insurance, in case they were to get injured on your premises.
4. Make sure the contractors know exact what is expected of them when they take the job or else you are leaving yourself wide open to potential problems.
5. Perhaps most importantly, get everything in writing before the contractor even puts a foot through the door. Your best legal discourse in the event of any issues arising is to have a written contract that they have clearly breached.