6 signs that it's time to recruit for your company

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Your company is growing, your teams are overloaded with work and you can no longer manage the tasks and missions? Maybe it’s a sign that it’s time to hire best talents. How can you be sure? These 6 signs reveal that it’s time to recruit for your team.

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1. You refuse work or orders

The first indicator is obviously the order book, which is filling up. If it is not abnormal to refuse work or a few orders, if it happens often and you feel that the pace is increasing, it is a sign that you need to hire. Refusing projects may indicate that you are short of resources. If you find yourself in this situation, think about what you could accomplish with a little help.

2. You are overwhelmed

Are your teams overwhelmed? Then there are two explanations: either they are poorly organised or they need extra staff. Your days seem too short to carry out all the tasks necessary to manage and develop your business: lack of time can be an obstacle. You may no longer find the time to respond to inquiries or messages. Or you may no longer devote yourself to researching new opportunities or meeting customers. With someone to support you in your day-to-day tasks, you will have more time to focus on more important goals.

3. You can’t maintain the quality

If you have to do things too fast or if you don’t have time to check what you are doing, if you receive negative feedback or if your customers show signs of dissatisfaction, it may be time to hire a second pair of hands.

4. You want to explore new business opportunities

Even if you are satisfied with your financial results, do you look for new opportunities or expand your business? If not, you might delegate certain tasks to provide you with niches to explore those opportunities that you would. Also consider whether you might take advantage of opportunities that are outside your own expertise. Hiring an employee with different skills can open new doors for you.

5. You feel a drop in enthusiasm

The atmosphere and enthusiasm of employees is a good indicator of well-being. If you feel a drop in performance or observe that relations between employees are becoming strained, it is probably because the workload is too heavy and you need one more person. It can also come from elsewhere: worsening working conditions, toxic employees, unsuitable management, etc. A topic that should not be taken lightly, so keep a close eye on it!

6. All is well, and your financial results are excellent, the time has come to anticipate your future recruitments.

Rather than waiting for a drop in turnover, anticipate your development plans and hiring best talents. It is when your company is at its best that you have time to properly assess your professional recruitment needs. The right time to hire employees are when your company has sufficient financial visibility to cover the cost of it’s staffs. Ultimately, the people you hire will need to leverage additional sales. This could be the case since these people will free up your time for increased prospecting.

Published by Dave John

Decade of work experience in leadership consulting with strong focus on talent acquisition & assessment across different industries and geographies.

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