Imagine you are the owner of a small business venture, and are ready to hire your employees. Initially, the employees you hire will have to assume more than one role.
In your 2- to 3-page paper, be sure to address the following:
What roles would need to be filled for the business? Which roles might best be combined?
What skills/attributes would you look for when recruiting employees?
How would you assess the strengths and skills of each employee in order to assign the specific roles and responsibilities?
Should you set up specific time allocations/expectations for each employee (e.g. an employee is responsible for marketing 60% of the time, and sales the remaining 40%)? If so, how would you monitor the percentages?
What do you think are the advantages of using this approach in this setting? Disadvantages?
Chapter 19, “Human Resource Management: Small Business Considerations”