Time to hire someone?
Has your team had too much to do lately?
Are people increasingly overworked and stressed, because of the volume of tasks they must complete? Or perhaps your projections for the next year show that sales volumes will increase dramatically and you're getting nervous that, if this continues, you won't have a big enough team in place to handle the extra workload.
How do you know when to hire new workers? This is not easy to decide. There's much more to consider than just your current staff's protests that they have too much to do.
In this article, we'll look at when to consider creating a new role, and what you need to analyze before making the investment. At the end of each section, we'll give an action step to help you make the best decision for your situation.
Hiring a team member at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons can cost you time, and waste money. There are several factors that do not justify a permanent addition to your team:
Before you decide to hire a permanent addition to your team, make sure your team members are managing their time effectively, are properly resourced, and are working as efficiently as possible. Also, make sure that their heavy workload isn't just temporary.
So, what does justify creating a new job in your organization?
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