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Updated: March 4, 2023
Congratulations on adding to your team! Whether you’re hiring your first employee or your business is growing like a weed, bringing in and onboarding new employees is an exciting time with more than a few tasks to track. To keep things simple (and compliant), we’ve pulled together a detailed new hire checklist to make sure you’ve got a good onboarding process for getting everything in order — and making sure everyone has a great first day.
Even before your new staffer’s first day, make sure you’ve taken care of the legal requirements for your business to hire a new employee. If you’re already all set up, skip ahead to new hire forms, below!
There are quite a few forms for your new employee to fill out on their first day — and they’re an alphabet soup of government and IRS requirements. Here are the ones to print out in advance or have employees fill out in your HR or payroll software:
This trips up a lot of business owners, but there are some simple tests to determine the right way to go. If you control how they perform their work, provide their equipment, and offer them benefits, chances are you need to classify that worker as an employee.
Still not sure? We’ve got a deep dive on employee classifications.
The best way to get everyone off on the right foot is to start on the same page. We recommend using an employee handbook and sharing any other forms or policies your employee will be bound by such as non-disclosure agreements or dress codes.
And there you have it: a great (and compliant!) first day for your new employee — and the first step toward a bright future together.
Congratulations on growing your team!