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Five Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time to Hire More People

Posted on July 11th, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Hiring workers for your startup involves a large investment of time and money. It’s important you know when it’s best to employ new staff and when you should wait. Here are some tips from seasoned professionals on how to know when the time is right for bringing on new hires.

  • When Your Startup Has a Steady Income

Wait on hiring additional staff until you have enough cash coming in that you can cover all the additional expenses such as taxes and benefits. If you overextend yourself and are unable to cover expenses and debts, your startup won’t be able to survive.

  • When Each New Team Member Clearly Benefits Your Company

Before hiring another worker, determine specifically how the employee will help your business prosper. If you cannot clarify a need, put off hiring until absolutely necessary.

  • When Your Products or Services Demand More Workers

Ensure you have too much work for current employees to handle and that the demand will continue if you hire additional staff. If your workload slows down later, you’ll end up scrambling to assign additional tasks or laying off your newest hires.

  • When You Have Responsibilities Beyond Your Core Competencies

When company growth requirements are beyond your core competencies or the job requirements of your employees, you need to hire qualified workers to fit those roles. You’ll be able to keep your staff focused on driving your company’s growth and bringing in more work.

  • When You’re Ready to Let Workers Go

 Many startups fail when they keep less-productive workers on the payroll rather than replacing them. Everyone needs to fulfill his role completely for your small business to prosper. Creating a short trial period, establishing clear expectations, and having a contingency plan should be steps taken when hiring new workers.

The bottom line is, not hiring additional staff at the right times will cost you money if the quality of your products or services goes down; you’re producing less to maintain your level of quality; you’ve discovered a new source of revenue but don’t have enough workers to make production a reality; or your team and you lack the skills and expertise needed to fulfill certain functions. For additional help with expanding your business, contact the experts at Innovative Employee Solutions today!

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