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Business is booming, so your team is working early mornings, late nights, and weekends to keep up. As a result, you’re worried about morale. Justifying the expense of a new hire can be difficult, but employee turnover is even more expensive. If you’re nodding yes, it’s time to be the hero and create a plan.

1. What is your headcount planning strategy?

Creating a headcount planning strategy is the best way to show that you’re maximizing efficiency and explaining your hiring need. This post by Indeed outlines how to put a plan in place.

2. Is it the right time?

Timing is crucial. So, follow these tips:

The secret to success is scheduling a face-to-face meeting with the decision-makers (avoid email and phone). Be smart about it. Ask yourself if it’s best to broach this topic during budget planning, the beginning or the end of the fiscal year, or when your team recently had a notable accomplishment.

3. Do I understand the hidden costs?

Since your current staff must interview and train new team members recruiting top-talent costs you time and money. It takes time to get new workers fully functional, and you’ll have to pay them while they learn the ropes. According to Glassdoor, in 2018, it cost $4000 to hire a new worker. With inflation, I’m confident that number has increased.

4. Should we hire or promote?

Imagine saving money while increasing employee loyalty, retention, and morale. But wait, there’s more—it also lowers hiring costs, such as advertising, interview time, and training.

5. What would Spiderman do?

There are two types of decision-making: data and Spidey sense. Sometimes it’s best to go with your gut.

We understand (because, like everyone else, we have a headcount budget) it all comes down to can we afford it. You can ease the cost by keeping your options open. For example, hire someone part-time, temporary, or contract instead of hiring a full-time, permanent employee.

One. More. Thing. Tap here to learn how to attract top talent.

Do you ever wish you could save time, money, resources, and stress during the hiring process? Click here to learn the benefits of using a staffing agency.

To find talented professionals, reach out to the experts at Focus here or call 770-937-0410.

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