Recent world events have injected an unprecedented level of uncertainty into the economy, affecting businesses at every level. With so many factors still unknown, many companies are uncertain whether or not they should hire new staff members now, or wait for things to change.
If you’re on the fence about hiring, here are three signs that postponing your decision may be a bad idea. It’s time to hire a new team member if:
1. Your current team members are missing deadlines, dropping important tasks, or demonstrating signs of mental and physical burnout.
Missing deadlines, failing to return essential phone calls, taking more sick days, or getting into more conflicts in the office are all signs that your staff needs someone to help lighten their load.
Hiring a new team member at this point is an ideal solution. Your team will experience a more manageable workload. They’ll also gain a renewed interest in their work as they find themselves teaching it to someone new. And a new team member can offer a fresh perspective.
2. You’ve made some big changes – without the support you needed.
Many businesses have made significant changes in their business models in recent months, such as by going all-virtual or introducing new or modified products and services. If your business is one of them, you may have made these changes “on the fly. You may have intended to fix problems later in the year – and later is now.
If so, now is the time to hire someone with the skills to address lingering problems. For example, hiring a new team member with a background in coding, web design, or online marketing can help your business thrive in a digital environment.
3. Your culture isn’t changing for the better.
Crisis moments often help businesses change their cultures by refocusing attention on the business’s core values and goals. If your business’s culture continues to flounder, however, it may be time to hire staff members who exemplify the cultural traits you want to see flourish at the center of your business.
If any of these signs sound familiar, don’t hesitate to contact THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC. Our recruiters help connect our clients to some of the best available talent in the Twin Cities. Contact us today to learn more.