Saturday, September 9, 2017

4 Signs You Need To Expand Your Business Staff

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Let’s face it: hiring staff is tough.

It’s tough because of the great variable of people. Sometimes, you go through a recruitment process and the exact right person emerges as the frontrunner. You know they’re the right fit for your business within five minutes of the interview commencing; it feels like serendipity that you’ve discovered them.

At other times, it’s… it’s not so good, let’s be honest. You go through dozens of interviews and you still can’t quite find the exact person you think would be a good fit for your company. In fact, if we’re being really honest, this scenario is far more likely than easily finding the perfect employee when you’re going through a recruitment process.

As going through the process of employing people can be so tough, many business owners have a tendency to put it off, to defer the stress to another point in time. To an extent, that’s fair enough -- if the business can manage without the extra staff. Below, let’s discuss the signs that suggest that your business isn’t managing without new staff. 

1. Work Is Being Left Undone

All businesses tend to operate on a backlog of sorts; if you keep running out of things to do during the day, then that’s a bad sign. But how big is your backlog? If you’re more than a couple of weeks behind, it’s a sign you need to hire more staff.

2. You’re Having To Turn Down Contracts

If you have ever had to turn down a contract or opportunity for work due to not having the staff to meet the deadline, then this is a red alert. Your business is clearly doing well, you have clients waiting for what you can produce -- don’t look a gift horse in the mouth just because you don’t like the process of hiring staff.

3. You’re Spending More Time Learning Than Doing

If you’ve decided that you would rather learn to undertake specific business tasks such as bookkeeping or webdesign rather than hiring a qualified professional, you are storing up problems. There’s a reason bookkeeping and webdesign (for example) are specialist careers; because performing these tasks well requires in-depth knowledge. If you’re constantly trying to get yourself up to speed with business aspects you don’t really understand, then your business is going to suffer. Hire someone who is qualified in these areas and get your focus back on leading the business itself. 

4. You Haven’t Hired Someone New In The Last Year

Finally, any business needs new ideas once in awhile. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of doing the same old thing, without ever stretching for the innovation that can truly make a business grow. If you’ve not brought someone new into your organization for 12 months, you could probably do with an injection of new blood. 

Sometimes, the only thing you can do is bite down and settle into a recruitment process. With any luck, you’ll find the right person, who can inject energy into your business and give it a new lease of life.

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