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When Should I Hire More Employees?
Knowing the best time to bring on additional employees is often an ongoing struggle for business owners. While getting busy means more profit; it also means that not having enough staff will mean that your current employees have to work even harder. As business owners may imagine, this means that the quality of work that they can achieve will continue to suffer until they finally bite the bullet and spend more money on staffing to make more money. But how do you know when you are ready to hire more employees?
The happiness of your staff and clients is the core of any businesses’ success. For this reason, it is important to ensure your staffing needs are being addressed at the same time your company continues to grow. Not following this protocol can quickly set back a business and leave them scrambling to not only find new employees but also replace those that have left due to a stressful working environment. Unfortunately, this could occur even seasonally. Some of the signs that you are ready to hire more employees include:
You Are Missing Opportunities
Even with a strong team, it is easy to miss out on growth opportunities simply because you do not have the time or manpower needed to complete a job. Once you have reached your limit, the only way to continue to build your portfolio and continue to serve new customers is by investing in a larger workforce. With more employees, a business can continue to expand and keep its customers happy at all times.
Employees are Working Overtime
Even with a strong team at the helm of your projects, there is a good chance that you still have to deal with occasional employee overtime to get them completed. While this may not seem like a big deal initially, an excessive amount of overtime can quickly drain payroll when it could be spent on bringing in new employees for a cheaper salary. If your employees are constantly receiving overtime pay, it may be time to look into hiring extra hands.
Cutting Corners Has Become Common
As efficiency is lost, employees will often start cutting corners to achieve the same processes in a shorter amount of time. For this reason, having quality control procedures in place is necessary until you can adjust the workload and bring new team members on to relieve the strain. Instead of waiting for a signal from your customers that the products are not meeting their quality standards, keep an eye on your current workforce and ensure they have the support needed to maintain standards.
How Can Certified Source Help?
While these are all common problems facing manufacturers, they do not have to be hard to remedy. If you are interested in learning more about performance staffing or the unique ways that Certified Source can help you improve your workforce, our team of recruiting specialists would love to hear from you. To get started, find your nearest office or contact us today to learn what is possible.