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Are You on a Hiring Freeze? Consider This...

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We have all learned that competitiveness in a stringently cautious market is necessary for success.

With this in mind I wanted to share some insight on one key and easy way to help create success and guarantee the future viability of your business.

Many companies in an effort to conserve costs have chosen to run a lean business model by minimizing staff
and constrict hiring. While it seems that by tightening down we are preserving and securing our business,
in reality we may be stunting and potentially obstructing further growth.

This can add not only massive additional responsibilities to current staff, but also tends to create an environment ripe
with complaints, frustration, and poor productivity.  All of which add up to a loss of morale, and more specifically profits.

If you are seeing a drop in your teams productivity chances are good that it's time to reevaluate your staffing situation.

Here are some tell tales signs that it's time to hire more (or better) staff.
1.  Productivity is trending downward.
What you see here is more than the usual ebb and flow of your business. Seeing a continuous downward trend is a definite red flag that your team or work force isn't functioning at it's best.

2. You or your team is over tasked.
Are you getting excuses, or even complaints that your team just has too much on their plates? Again this goes beyond the typical healthy eustress we sometimes feel during our work days. This is distress that is prolonged and leads to demotivation.

3. You are missing opportunities either because you simply don't have the resources, or they are stretched too thin.
If you notice that your business is missing out on sales, marketing, or product development because there simply isn't enough man power to handle it all; then it's time to do something about it!

4. Important business objectives are being pushed to the back burner or worse ignored.
While even the best of us at times can have moments of procrastination, a sense that things are chronically being put off indefinitely should be a major warning sign.

So, now that we've faced the ugly truth lets talk about the solution.

How can hiring new staff improve conditions?

1.  Immediately improve the work quality of your current employees.
Workers that are focused on their core responsibilities accomplish more.  This one thing alone should go a long way toward correcting a lot of issues mentioned above. By allowing your employees to focus on their areas of expertise you will get better performance out of them.

2.  New ideas and energy will be brought to the table.
Even those of us lucky enough to work with the best teams, can gain something from a fresh perspective. Having a few new sets of eyes and heads helps to bring new ideas to the table. New ideas that can either save, or make you more money.

3.  Growth and sustained success
You are only as good as the people who work for you. When you make the decision to hire the best talent available you ensure that your company will see continued success.

So, what are you waiting for? If you have been holding off on hiring that much needed new person consider this…
How much is not having the right person in place costing you?






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