hiring employees

Signs That It’s Time to Hire Employees

All that hard work paid off! Your startup business is booming. Now what do you do? While beginning your own venture can be an intimidating undertaking, choosing to hire employees can be downright terrifying. But before you decide to permanently be a workforce of one, remember how far you’ve already come.

If you have successfully started a company of your own, you can certainly increase your professional achievement with more help as long as the moment is right for expansion. Here’s a list of clues that the time for adding employees might be now:

1. You Are Falling Behind Schedule

too much work

Consider how hard you worked to grow your business. Now think about what would happen if your company gained the reputation of not coming through on its promises. Perhaps you failed to deliver a shipment on time, or maybe you missed an important call while attending to another matter.

Not being able to keep up with client needs is actually a good problem to have, but if you try to burn the candle at both ends for too long, you’ll be left with nothing. Don’t give your customers a reason to go elsewhere with their business. Hire employees and stay ahead of the demand curve.

2. You Need Skill Sets You Don’t Have

Many businesses start with word-of-mouth referrals; few can sustain their ventures with only this marketing strategy. Especially when it comes to having an online presence, creating a website to which customers can go is essential for continued growth and success.

skills  i don't have

If you haven’t the first idea of how to start a website, hire someone who can. The same advice holds true for your accounting requirements or other specialized needs. Instead of tackling a new responsibility with which you have no familiarity, call upon a professional who can quickly and efficiently do the job right.

3. You can afford an extra salary

money to invest

Image Credit: 401(K) 2012

Maybe you have the opposite problem; you’re not at all hesitant to employ another person for your business. Before you pull the hiring trigger, make sure you have crunched all the necessary numbers.

Having the financial resources to cover another person’s salary needs is imperative before letting someone else commit their time and energy to your company. Hoping that you’ll have enough money to pay another person’s wages is not the same as having those funds in the bank.

You also have to keep in mind that you might go through a few rough patches as you continue to expand your business. If push comes to shove, will you need the money earmarked for your employee’s salary? Worse than a precarious business is a precarious business and an employee who hasn’t been paid. To avoid a potentially sticky legal situation, which may unravel your entire enterprise, do your due diligence to pay your employees.

4. You Have The Space For More Employees

Many people hire remote workers, so if you don’t need your employees to be on site, you may not need to worry about additional office space. If having a day-to-day in-person interface with your workers is crucial for the success of your business, though, set up a suitable workspace for them.Though working from home with kids may not pose a problem for you, it may not be a conducive professional environment for other people. You might also want to keep in mind whether you have other office comforts to accommodate your employees, such as desks, phones, computers, and even restroom facilities.

office space

Photo Credit: Joe Flintham

Many people are happy to work from another person’s home, but if you plan on using your house a while longer for your business, make it a location that’s constructed for optimal workflow and success.

Oübly.com can ease your business’s growing pains with our easy-to-use online ordering system. When you bring on board new employees, or find yourself running out of your stationery essentials, simply click on Oübly.com and choose from among our diverse collection of business card, appointment card, and business address label designs. With our broad array of templates, you can quickly find the look you need to showcase your company exactly as you want.

Anna Keizer

Anna Keizer

writes for Oubly.com, an online platform specializing in stationery cards. When she is not writing for Oubly, Anna enjoys writing screenplays and creative non-fiction. You can also read up on her daily adventures through her blog The Chicago DispLAcement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *