Small and mid-sized businesses
The search and hiring of new employees in a young or just emerging medium-sized business demands considerable effort. Someone lacks a budget. It is difficult for someone to delegate responsibilities.
Here are the unmistakable signs that will tell the owner of such a business that it is high time to add new members to the staff:
- You are trying to survive, not develop your business.
Start-ups’ owners usually decide on their issues related to customer service, logistics, promotion, and taxes. Readiness for this suggests that you did not make a mistake by launching your business. However, it is worth remembering that your main task is to plan and build your company's future. And if you are mired in the monotonous routine and do not have the strength to think about development, then it is the best time to recruit new employees.
The same applies to medium-sized businesses, with a small number of staff members who at some point begin to fail to cope with their numerous and voluminous tasks, and it is time to unload them and delegate part of their duties to new workers.
- All the time management tips and practices do not work.
As soon as you realize that neither you nor your current employees have enough time to complete all the tasks, it is time to expand your staff.
- Your company faces challenges that require a specific skill to be solved.
Your employees are excellent workers but do not possess this particular skill. And for the task to be completed professionally and efficiently, there is only one way: to hire an employee who knows how to do it.
- You will manage to describe the desired vacancy in detail, even if you are asked about it in the middle of the night.
Be sure: it is the best time to hire such an employee.
- You have reached the ceiling of your possibilities.
Suppose you start losing projects that go to your competitors because your business does not have the physical capabilities and resources to complete them. It is time to refresh and expand your current staff