There's a small untapped resource in your community.
These are teenagers in their final years of high school. If you are fortunate to have a university in your area, they can be developed to assume responsibility for such skilled functions as computer programming, record keeping, analyzing data and a host of complex activities.
They are eager to learn and to add many experiences to their resume. Asking them to record each new experience to their cumulative resume file is a good incentive. This requires follow-up because they tend to neglect contributing over time.
Uncle Max calls them wizards. Some are classified with such terms as senior, junior, go-for, etc.
One of the greatest experiences you can give a wizard is to have a Senior Wizard orient and train a Junior Wizard. When asked to develop a new or infrequent task they can prepare work instructions that can be followed by others.
Trust among employees is important. When you know the family and you've seen the kid mature, there's a relatively higher level of trust. Neighborhood kids are ideal.
They receive good pay while you pay lower wages. It's all in the perspective. The student receives a steady wage which is higher than the normal part-time wage of most other employment opportunities. You pay less than most adults demand.
One government procedure for hiring a person under the age of 16 requires obtaining written approval from the school guidance counselor and from the parents. That's a sound practice to follow. Allow parents to be the judge of energy levels and homework assignment overloads.
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