Being a business owner is a challenge. If it wasn’t, everyone would do it. Stress and time constraints can often lead us to take the easy way out and down the road, that quick fix leaves us at the mercy of others. Here are some of the more common quick fixes that come back to haunt contractors.
It’s very difficult to find good employees so it can be tempting to hire employee family members. This can be a particular problem with today’s ethnic population, as many know each other and come from the same communities. Some problems are obvious such as when one person quits, the whole family leaves. But other issues are not as obvious. All family members aren’t created equal and there’s a tendency for families to protect one another. They also may ride together to work and firing the driver can leave you shorthanded. They also probably talk to one another and share pay information. Too many family members makes it very difficult to have a professional HR approach to employment.