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When is the best time to hire new employees?

Robert Curtis 29th October 2018 Uncategorised

When choosing the perfect time to hire, you have to consider a lot of factors. You should analyse your current staff efficiency, workload and capabilities. Does your staff have the skills to perform the job’s demands? Are the jobs within your organisation structured correctly? Do the staff have the right tools for the job? We have listed down the most common signs that can help you determine whether it’s the right time to hire.

Missing growth opportunities
If you have the resources available to expand your business but your current staff can’t handle the increasing workload, hiring more qualified staff can solve that problem. Getting the extra support will enable you to get a more sustainable model faster and help fulfil the organisation’s goals.

Your employees are overloaded and facing burnout
Your business may be running along well but you start to notice that your team is using plenty of sick days and there is an increase in absenteeism. When your team experience overwhelming workloads, it can severely affect their health. Additionally, if you can hear your employees saying they’re tired, overworked and frustrated, it’s time to evaluate the situation and consider whether it is necessary to hire more staff.

Increased customer complaints
One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to consider hiring new employees is when your level of customer service begins to struggle. Dissatisfied customers are complaining more often about missed deadlines, poor work quality and spotty communication. These red flags indicate that you need to bring someone new on board as soon as possible to ensure that your firm’s reputation and workflow won’t suffer.

Accidents and errors happen often
If your staff make more glaring mistakes and accidents than in the past, it’s time to look at opening new positions. If your employees are rushed and pressured to meet impossible goals, they are likely to disregard proper procedures and make silly mistakes. Hiring new staff can possibly restore the balance and helps the company avoid getting into hot water.

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