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How do I know when to hire additional employees?
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Balancing your company workload with available staff can be challenging.  Especially, in industries that experience natural highs and lows of demand. You don’t want to hire unnecessarily for a short-term fix.  Nor do you want to miss opportunities due to lack of staffing.  Consider these factors to make informed hiring decisions:

  • Head the warning sign of missed deadlines. Inadequate staffing levels can cause serious production delays.  It may be time to staff up.
  • Watch for employee burnout. An increase in sick time taken, health insurance claims, and leave of absences may indicate an overworked staff.
  • Don’t compromise quality. Bring in fresh talent if you notice an overtired workforce increasingly making mistakes.
  • Inventory your staff.  Make sure you have appropriate talent on hand to stay in the running if a big opportunity comes your way.