I am in need of someone that can help me with some of the more tedious functions of my creative boutique studio. It requires some hands on digital and analog design skills as well as some web/social media marketing and strategy. This is obviously a very specific need, and I'm having trouble knowing where to start to find such a person. It is especially challenging because the position is best suited for someone local (though that's not an absolute requirement).
Definitely don't just look locally. There is a much, much larger global market.
When you recruit, pay at least 3 people to do a trial task. Give them a fixed amount of time (eg 3 hours) and compare the results. Don't let people who interview well confuse you between people who produce great work.