An essential to component for any pet sitting business with staff is an employee manual. Creating one is definitely a daunting task but it is all too necessary for your pet business and the cost of making one comes in many forms.
Developing a pet sitting employee manual is going to cost you:
It’s important to know all of the costs when sitting down to create your own pet sitting employee manual, thus, I have them all laid out for you.
How Much Will It Cost To Create My Pet Sitting Employee Manual?
One of the biggest costs of creating a pet sitting employee manual is easily your TIME. Before deciding to make your own manual, consider how many hours of your time it will take. Then, think about how much your time is worth per hour.
If you find that after considering these factors, it isn’t worth your personal time to create one, you may want to think about outsourcing.
As business owners, it’s easy to get into the mindset that others cannot perform tasks as well as we can. We always want to do everything ourselves to make sure it’s done right! And while creating an employee manual is definitely important for your business, it’s critical to prioritize. You don’t want to stretch yourself too thin. It’s important to not only dedicate the necessary time to your clients and staff, but also to yourself.
Answer this question:
My Time Is Worth $_______ Per Hour.
Creating your own pet sitting employee manual can be expensive. Even if you decide to make your own, it is not a one-man or one-woman show. You’ll need multiple individuals on your team to ensure it is complete with all necessary information and looks professional.
Some examples of people you’ll need to work with are:
- A lawyer
- An HR representative
- A technical editor
- A typesetter
While these individuals will all be able to provide you with crucial information to create your manual, it comes at a financial cost. In fact, the lawyer alone would likely be around $500 to review. This team is easily a few thousand dollars.
I can tell you first-hand that gathering and securing your resources in place can be difficult. Finding the right people to help work for you is HARD because there are a lot of flakes. Thus, putting together the perfect team to assist you in crafting your employee manual will take a lot of time and effort. While this isn’t necessarily a reason to give up altogether, it is absolutely something you must keep in mind before starting the process.
Also keep in mind that for every moment you spend trying to compile your team, another moment goes by where you do not have an employee manual and are potentially creating bigger problems for yourself.
Adding up all of the time, money, and resources spent easily comes out to a few thousand dollars. It is clear that creating your own pet sitting employee manual is a massive project, but one that can be done given you have the correct mindset and outlook. If you feel that creating your own manual isn’t the right choice for you after considering all of these factors, consider taking a look at outsourcing the task or purchasing a pre-made employee manual. In the long run, it might end up being the better choice for your business.