As per your description it seems you have a less work force and based at multiple areas,operating off line also/remote also. But you look for a long term hiring solution is my suggestion.
You can always depend upon richly experienced personnel who can handle the core. And it also depends on your expectation from the person, if you want him/her to handle everything it is ideal to take a senior person having exposure in all traits/arenas.
23rd December 2017 From India, Hyderabad
I would suggest the following
Ist look for a person with professional qualification in line preferably with some work experience in same line.
Prefer who has exposure to local laws of the region and mainly person with working knowledge of local language, as he /she needs to liaison with outside government and non- government agencies and preferable to hire from region /state where the requirement is .
Year's of experience might depend on position being hired. Since, it is Manager, 6-8 experience in line , i feel is ideal.
If he /she is married and settled, the chances that they might stick to us for some time may be assured.
If he is given a laptop, he /she can work on-site , off-site and remotely too, as per jobs requirements.
Hope this helps.
23rd December 2017 From India, Visakhapatnam
23rd December 2017 From India, Mumbai
If I were in your position, I would do the following:
a) Hire a professional in HR with about 3 years' experience. Reason? For a small staff strength you don't need highly experienced person. Even if such a person was to be hired, it is unlikely that a good candidate would make himself available. Moreover, long experience would entail high remuneration. Such extra expenditure would not be warranted.
b) Occasionally the need for more experienced would be felt. To fill this void, I would seek services of an expert consultant on suitable terms. The consultant could visit the Company establishment once in a while and provide advice on phone/via email as and when required. This will ensure that no gaps will be left unplugged and the cost also would be reasonable
26th December 2017 From India, Mumbai