A new employee might take your business to a whole new level. But before you commit, take a moment to think about the less obvious costs involved in taking on a new employee.
Use the Employee Cost Calculator to understand the costs of a new employee. This provides indicative costs of what hiring will actually cost, and prompt you to also think about:
After using the tool, balance the expected cost against what value you think a new employee will bring. They are likely to be worth the extra money if their skills will help you expand your business into new markets or get you more work. http://www.business.govt.nz/employeecostcalculator/