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Human Resources

Adding employees is often the only way a company can grow beyond the scope of its owner. Bringing together a team for your business can be challenging. MOSourceLink resources can help you.

Attracting and retaining good employees is key to business success. Intuit offers some basic information about what to consider in "Is It Time to Hire?" This article includes links to information about determining how much help you need and what you can afford. The SBA offers 10 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee. And the state of Missouri provides specific instructions about hiring employees in Missouri. You'll also need to register your new hire with the state of Missouri.

Missouri offers a variety of programs to help business employ Missouri workers. Check out workforce development for business programs and career services business representatives.

The Missouri Department of Labor provides a range of resources for employers. The IRS also offers tips on how to determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor.

Once you've got employees on board, you'll need appropriate processes and procedures. Opus Communications offers a "Really Easy Employee Handbook" to help you. 

You'll also want to consider benefits. Many Chambers of Commerce offer group health insurance to their members. Use  to find the Chamber of Commerce that serves your area.