ch-ch-ch-changes: out with the old, in with the new employees
September 2, 2013 10:49 AM Subscribe
I run a small-scale but pretty profitable business (5 employees). Entertainment agency. I'm very fortunate to both love my job and really really like the people who work for me. I feel positive about our company and the work we do. We're growing all the time.
One of them - the administrative lynch-pin/office manager/keeper of all knowledge is moving abroad to join her long-distance boyfriend. I'm gutted and feel she's going to be really hard to replace. Can you help me?
posted by stevedawg to work & money (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My current assistant started with us 2 and a half years ago, at the time when I made the switch from sole trader to listed company with employees. She's been amazing and a really vital cog in our small hardworking team.
I want advice on
a) having her write a detailed job description that will serve as a guide for her future person
b) hiring the right person to replace her
c) working out what it is I need in a person to fill this job perfectly
d) working out how to identify that in an interview!
e) possibly involving the other people who work here in this recruitment process, without it becoming confusing
f) having a really smooth changeover where the new person feels supported but can also hit the ground running performing what is a pretty fast-paced job.
Would love to hear about your experiences about being the old employee/new employee or indeed employer/manager in this situation.
Would love to hear about any useful resources you've come across which deal with any or all elements of hiring. Any anecdotes or tips useful and welcome.
One thing I'm concerned about is finding someone who is keen to stay in an adminstrative role for a good while at least, and is not lusting after the sexier elements of this industry. We want a keeper!
thank you all in advance metafilter