With summer students headed back to school, and the holiday season quickly approaching, fall is the busiest hiring season for most businesses. You need to finish tasks quickly and efficiently to ensure that your business continues to run smoothly during this time. Without having enough trained staff members on hand to fulfill orders and tasks, your business will fall behind.
If you're a business owner or HR professional, and you feel like there's not enough time in the day to get everything done, it's probably because your business is understaffed. You should be thinking about on-boarding new employees through Liberty Staffing, before the fall hiring rush starts.
Here are 5 tell-tale signs that it's time for you to hire more staff for your business.
1. Your Present Employees are Overwhelmed
Take a look around your warehouse or office. Do your employees look tired, overworked, or stressed? A large workload will do that to an employee. The last thing you want to do is create a stressful environment for your employees. Stress and being overworked can cause workplace accidents. Employees may try to cut corners in order to get the job done faster, and unfortunately they may put their safety at risk.
As a business owner, employee and workplace safety is your number one priority. Make sure that your workers take regularly scheduled breaks, and follow all of the necessary rules and regulations.
Employees that feel overworked are more likely to leave your company and work somewhere less stressful.
2. Quality of Work is Suffering
Your team is trying to get things done as quickly as possible, but unfortunately with speed comes sloppiness, and the quality of your product/service is suffering. You aim for quantity over quality. In a perfect world, your business should have an equal balance of both. If not, it means it's time to hire new employees.
3. Turn Down New Business
The most clear sign that it's time to hire more staff is when you've had to turn down new business simply because you can't handle anymore work. Everyone is already tired and working overtime. It would just be too much for you and your staff to take on new business.
You should never have to turn down new business. Partner with Liberty Staffing Services to staff your business. All that you have to do is connect with us, and we'll take care of the recruitment process for you.
4. Clear Positions That Need to be Filled
Your employees are coming to you for answers regarding a new task, and who should be responsible for this task. You have a specific task and area of your warehouse that needs to be filled. So what should you do? Connect with a staffing agency like Liberty Staffing to fill any open positions.
5. You Help but Get Behind in Your Responsibilities
While it's great that you help your fellow employees get things done, it's not always in your best interest to do so. Taking time to help with production or packaging means that you're losing time to complete your own tasks. As a business owner of HR professional, you have a lot of responsibilities that need to be addressed as soon as possible. You'll fall behind in your responsibilities.
These are all clear signs that it's time to hire more staff. If you have experienced any of these, look to outsource your hiring. Ready to partner with Liberty Staffing to staff your business? Contact us today!