When it comes to hiring, timing is everything. Hiring too soon or too late for your company’s needs can cause a variety of issues. From cash flow to productivity and even low morale, the timing of your hiring makes an impact.
So, when is it the right time to hire?
Customer Service is Slipping
One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to hire is when customer service begins to slip. Missing deadlines, less-than-great work, and lagging productivity are sure signs that your team is stretched too thin and may benefit by hiring additional team members.
If you’re noticing these signs, be sure to start your hiring process right away so you can keep your customers happy and prevent your workers from getting overworked and disgruntled.
Employees are Overwhelmed
Sometimes, you may find that productivity stays high, customer service is on-point, but your employees are showing signs of burnout. This is another clear sign that it is time to hire additional qualified employees to help the company perform successfully.
Signs of employee burnout include additional sick days or absenteeism, increased stress, or simple tasks falling through the cracks. As a manager, you should check in with your employees regularly to notice signs of burnout easier and start the hiring process if needed.
High-Value Employees are Doing Low-Value Work
While it’s perfectly acceptable for a high-value employee to help out with junior-level work every now and then, that should not be the norm. You pay senior workers to do high-level work for a reason, but if they continually have to do low-value work just for the company to meet deadlines, that’s a problem. If you see this tell-tale indication, meet with your employees to get an idea of where you need to hire additional help to allow everyone to work at their skill-level. This will help the company perform at it’s finest.
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