Total Office Help Ltd
25th Oct 2013
you gave me a smile at the end!! I know exactly what you mean - not their fault, job centre makes them apply for anything!
Yes, I think our local college has a noticeboard for students. And I have a contact there so that may well be my best bet.
Apprentices aren't an option at the moment as they have to be paid for 30+hours & they MUST be supervised at all times. That doesn't work when I need help that is capable of being left to its own devices to release me to gain extra value work.
Its harder than you think trying to be an employer! But harder still when its your own reputation & business at stake. But I will persevere.
Thank you very much for the advice.
25th Oct 2013
agencies are a nightmare in my opinion - they want you to register, then offer you positions which either don't exist or are unsuitable & unless they want something from you, communication is generally poor.
But that's my experience / opinion, I admit there are a lot of people for whom they do obviously work.
Would be interested in knowing how coolmanwithbeard found his part timers as I will be looking for similar hopefully beginning of next year and am apprehensive about finding the right person. You sound to have it sussed?
and lilac1 - you're obviously an intelligent person (sincerely meant, not at all being condescending, I promise - I have been in your position!) so am sure you will make right choice for you & your family whatever & whenever opportunities arise.
My mum once gave me some good advice:
work to live, not live to work - I do try, but is very difficult to remember sometimes!
11th Oct 2013
It is good to know that there are ways of choosing good people - am hoping to recruit my first person sometime next year - but am scared silly about getting it wrong as that could be disastrous to my business.
As a one-woman show, all my clients chose and continue to work with ME - and introducing my replacement, I have to be more than sure it's the right person.
Would you perhaps share some more about how you overcame the hurdle of THE FIRST ONE??
or perhaps you already have & I missed it? Many thanks