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Hiring help for your virtual paralegal business

03 Jun 2020 4:33 PM | Cordina Charvis (Administrator)

If your business is growing, and you find yourself turning away new clients and assignments; this is the time to consider hiring help, outsourcing or taking on a new partner.

The best way to manage a growing business is to outsource to other virtual paralegals in your practice areas to help you with your work load. If you are considering a partnership, when hiring employees or independent contractors you must follow these steps:

§  Determine if your business can afford to pay an employee or independent contractor.

§  Create an agreement on how and when they will be paid.

§  Be careful about guaranteeing workload unless you have a certain volume of work from your clients.

§  Keep track of all your independent contractors or employee’s projects due dates.

§  Create policies and procedures for independent contractor or employees to make sure they represent your business correctly.

§  Encourage your employees or independent contractors to advertise your business and create an incentive program for them to bring in new business to your company.

§  Ask all your clients for feedback on your independent contractors or employees to make sure that your clients are satisfied with their work.

§  Stay involve with all your clients even if your independent contractor or employee do most of the work.

§  All employees and independent contractors must sign confidentiality agreements.

§  Before you outsource your clients’ work, make sure that you get their permission and carefully vet your new paralegal before hiring or partnering with them.

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