Running a business can be tricky. A CEO has to balance between deciding when new hires are crucial without going over budget. However, it’s a necessary evil. You need to know when to hire.

Knowing when to hire is crucial. Here are factors to consider. 

Deadlines are not being met.

This is going to manifest in deadlines not being met. Employees have probably already voiced their concerns with overwhelm and burnout. Clients may also be noticing a shift in quality assurance. One or two mistakes can be overlooked but when it’s starting to become a pattern, it’s time to start looking for a new hire. 

Workers are feeling burned out.

As a business owner, it’s important to pay attention to the patterns of your employees. When more employees begin to take more time off via personal, mental health or sick days, this may be a sign of burnout. Do your best to practice open and honest communication with your team. However, they may not be as honest as you’d like them to be. That being said, be sure to keep track of the signs and do what you can to care for your team when their actions speak louder than their words. 

Tasks become a free-for-all. 

At the start, your employees had their own tasks in which they were responsible for, and they did their work well. Soon, the tasks started to pile up. In an effort to meet deadlines, workers pulled extra weight even if it was outside of their scope of work. The next thing you know, your graphic designer’s workload is more along the lines of a data entry clerk. 

Now that you have identified some signs of when to hire new workers, it’s time to consider two options.

Hire new talent or outsource. As a matter of fact, outsourcing could be the best option to put out the fire of burnout. Oftentimes, you are getting more detailed expert work at a lower price than you would hiring a new employee.