Online business owners how you do deal with management and hiring?

by gimmeabreak9801. Posted on Sep 13, 2020    2    3


To the small business owners of this subreddit, I'm wondering how do you deal with management and coordination when you're running an online business especially when you have multiple employees. How do you make sure that you keep everything organized and that everyone is on the same page? Where/how do you conduct most of your hiring? How do you vet candidates for remote roles?

What are some of the key things that you've noticed? Any other specific issues to keep in mind to successfully run an online business.

Thanks in advance for your input.


illuminategrow 1

We do all of our hiring via very detailed online recruiting, then schedule Zoom calls with those who qualify. Once hired, we have an ever-evolving onboarding program (modules with videos +downloadable resources) for new hires that help them get acclimated to our central workflows, internal teams, project scenarios, and SaaS/tech they’ll be using to manage their tasks, projects and correspondence with our team. There are definitely people who work well remotely and others who do NOT — the key is to recruit in a manner that isolates those who work well remotely vs. the ones who say they do.

  gimmeabreak9801 1

What kind of roles have you remotely hired for? And could you elaborate on where you conduct online recruiting, is it on Craigslist or Indeed or .. ?

illuminategrow 1

Our entire company is remote so this would be every role!

To name a few:

  • Managers
  • VP’s
  • Sales
  • Customer service
  • Developers
  • Marketing (digital and non-digital)
  • Account Managers
  • Project managers
  • System Admins
  • Analysts
  • Designers

    I would 100% not recommend hiring on Craigslist. Our best hires come via LinkedIn job posts and Indeed.

    Our other best hiring source is referrals! If you’ve got a good network on sites such as LinkedIn, ask them if they know of any top performers in certain areas. Many times, these top performers are still employed or are working successfully on their own... don’t be afraid to open the lines of communication with them. We’ve found many of our best people this way.

    Lastly, if you’re looking for rockstars who work hard and REALLY know their stuff... be prepared to pay a competitive salary and add bonuses+perks if possible.