There’s a lot to think about when hiring employees at your Box.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers three areas in which you need to fill out forms and take steps — determine an employee’s eligibility to work in the U.S., an employee’s social security number and an employee’s withholding. Plus, you’ll have to think about whether you are classifying them as an employee or an independent contractor.
Quickbooks also notes you must report new hires to your state directory, obtain worker’s compensation insurance and post required notices on worker rights around your business space. If you’re unsure of what information you need to post in your gym pertaining to the worker rights requirement, check out this nifty checklist on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.
Hiring correctly consists of a lot of factors, so Box Pro sat down with Jason Williams, the founder of CrossFit Hale in Richmond, California, and CrossFit Thames in London, England. He shares what he’s learned about the hiring process over the years:
JW: Mostly we hire from within, but for non-coaching positions, we put out listings.
JW: We post a job description, effectively “selling” the job. They are then asked to fill out a survey asking them some basic questions, with one “gotcha” question in there designed to test their ability to follow directions.
JW: We have a coach contract, a front desk contract, etc. It includes all of our terms and conditions.
JW: It includes all the terms and conditions of working with us. It is a result of many bad hiring decisions and fallout from them.
JW: Our insurance covers them.
JW: Talk to Incite Tax.
JW: A bad hire is probably the most expensive mistake you’ll ever make. A good one can transform your business. Take this seriously.