“When should we hire our next team member?” is one of the questions businesses most often ask as they grow and evolve. Unfortunately, there’s no one simple answer.
There’s also no guarantee that it will work out.
Sometimes the decision to hire is more a matter of luck and serendipity rather than cold, hard planning.
For example, at Balance at Work we took on a new consultant because she happened to be available at a time when we needed help.
Doing this goes against everything I tell our clients they should do, but it has worked very well for us — this time, at least!
If you’d like to have more science around this critical decision, look out for the signs.
If you’re experiencing any of the following, alone or in combination, it might be time for you to hire one or more new employees.