TIP No1: No Favorites Allowed
One way to prevent this problem from occurring is to create a family participation plan. This plan is meant to memorialize the ground rules for family members working within the company. These outlines, very clearly, the compensation plans and expectations of family members. In addition, this will lay the groundwork for the contract the non-family supervisors should sign, which guarantees their job even if they are forced to hold a family member, under his or her supervision, accountable for his or her actions.
TIP No.2: Business is Business and Family is Family
These are just two of many tips to help to make the transition to expanding your workforce to non-family employees easier on you and your staff. To learn more about this type of transition and other issues plaguing family businesses on a daily basis, contact the experts at Hubler for Business Families at 612.375.0640.