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Finding the Right Talent for Your Team: 4 Signs It’s Time for Another Hire 

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Greta Cline, CFO
Greta Cline
Partner, CFO/COO
June 20, 2024

Here at That’s Good HR, we know that running a successful company takes hard work, dedication, and a solid group of HR professionals on your side.

But how do you know when it’s time to expand your team and bring in new talent? We’re here to help clue you in to the signs that indicate it’s time for another hire and guide you through the process. 

Plus, we’ll be exploring the benefits of outsourcing your hiring needs versus handling them in-house. So, let’s dive in!

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When it comes to hiring new talent, it’s important to take a proactive rather than reactive approach. 

Recognizing the signs that indicate your team needs reinforcements is a crucial first step. By knowing what to look out for, you’ll be equipped to make informed decisions that will drive your business’s growth. 

Increasing Employee Workload + Overwhelm 

An increasing employee workload and overwhelming work environment can have a detrimental impact on both productivity and morale. When your employees consistently feel overwhelmed at work, they are more likely to experience burnout and decreased job satisfaction.

 In fact, in SHRM’s 2024 Study on the emotional impact of work found that individuals who indicated they felt “burnt out” at work were three times more likely to be actively searching for a new job. 

This is just one of many studies demonstrating that company’s whose employees experience disproportionate workloads are not only more susceptible to employee dissatisfaction, but higher turnover rates. 

If you’re unsure if your employees are feeling the weight of heavy workloads ask yourself: Do they consistently work overtime to meet deadlines?

If the answer is yes, it’s a strong indication that you might need additional hands on deck.

Compromising Quality of Work

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It’s not uncommon to see a decline in the quality of work and a decrease in project turnaround time when your team is stretched too thin. 

Let’s face it: compromising your company’s quality of work can have serious implications for your business, affecting client satisfaction and project deadlines. 

Ultimately, when your team goes understaffed for long periods of time, you risk your brand’s reputation and credibility.

Are you constantly dealing with a compromised quality of work? If your employees are: 

  • Making more typos and calculation errors
  • Missing important details + deadlines
  • Receiving an uptick in dissatisfied feedback from clients 
  • Requiring increased (and significant) revisions to their work 

Then it might be time to realign priorities and ensure that your team has the capacity to deliver high-quality work efficiently.

Bottlenecks in Workflows

We’ll clue you in on another crystal-clear signal that it may be time to add some much-needed talent to your team: bottlenecks. 

When certain tasks or projects consistently get stuck at a particular stage or department, it can significantly impact productivity and efficiency. Bottlenecks usually occur due to a lack of resources, knowledge, or expertise needed to move processes forward.

Once you start recognizing recurring bottlenecks,  you have an opportunity to evaluate whether the current team composition has the necessary skills and capacity to address them effectively. 

Additionally, bringing on a new hire with the right skills and expertise can help alleviate hangups, streamline workflows, and keep your team running smoothly, ultimately leading to improved productivity and better business outcomes.

Employee Burnout + Disengagement

An older female employee who is burnout, stressed,  and disengaged at work.

When employees are consistently overworked, they can become disengaged from their role and the company altogether. Long-term disengagement in the workplace can lead to increased absenteeism, decreased motivation and productivity, and ultimately, employee turnover.  

Disengaged employees are not only less effective, but they can also have a negative impact on the entire team’s morale and productivity. By recognizing signs of burnout and disengagement early on, you can take steps to address the root causes and determine if adding another team member could help alleviate the workload and provide support. 

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Hiring vs. Internal Recruitment 

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Once you’ve identified the need for another hire, it’s time to explore the various options for obtaining new talent – specifically, outsourcing.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “I already have an HR team internally…” you’re not alone.

However, there are tried and true benefits to outsourcing your hiring vs. leaning on your internal recruitment team. 

Here are some key benefits of outsourcing your hiring needs:

Expertise and Industry Knowledge

When you partner with a specialized recruitment agency like That’s Good HR, you gain access to HR experts with in-depth knowledge and experience in the hiring process. 

Your internal team understands the unique challenges within your company. A staffing partner understands the challenges your industry faces. Meaning, at That’s Good HR, we have a deep understanding of the hiring landscape from the candidate’s perspective. 

Yep – we have insights into the other opportunities candidates are exploring and the strategies your competitors are using to secure top talent. That’s Good HR has specialized processes in place to ensure continuous engagement with candidates, from initial contact through to their first day on the job. 

While candidate engagement is often lost on internal HR departments who are pulled in multiple directions, at That’s Good HR candidate engagement is our primary focus, allowing us to effectively support your team in wooing and securing the best candidates for your organization.

Long story short: we tackle your hiring needs with an understanding of both industry + company challenges. 

Time + Resource Savings

Let’s face it – hiring is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process. 

When you lean on your internal HR team to make a hire, they have to shift their time and energy on candidate sourcing, screening, interviewing, and more. 

Thankfully, when you outsource your staffing to a reputable agency, (ahem…That’s Good HR) everything from candidate sourcing to onboarding and beyond is handled for you, saving you valuable time and energy.

Broadened Candidate Pool

The one undeniable benefit of outsourcing your hiring? A broadened candidate pool. 

A reliable staffing agency will have the ability to tap into a network of potential candidates that you may not have access to internally. For example, at That’s Good HR, we have a robust talent pool and can cast a wider net to attract top-tier candidates who may be unaware of your company or not actively seeking job opportunities.

Understanding Your Options: Direct Hire, Temp, and Temp-to-Hire

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Before you dive into the hiring process, it’s essential to understand the different staffing solutions available so you can hire the best support for your team. 

Now let’s explore a few of the most popular options: 

Temp: Hiring someone on a contract basis involves engaging them for a fixed period or a specific project. This arrangement offers flexibility and allows you to bring in specialized skills as needed. Temp employees usually work for a predetermined duration, providing focused expertise without the long-term commitment.

Direct Hire: A “direct hire” is a permanent employee that joins the team as an integral part of your company. The right direct hire can ensure stability and loyalty within the company, and is probably incentivised by the potential for career development internally.

Temp-to-Hire: Temp-to-Hire arrangements combine the best of both worlds, allowing you to hire someone on a temporary contract basis with the intention of assessing their fit within your organization. If the candidate proves to be a great fit, you have the option to convert their role into a permanent position. This solution offers flexibility, while giving both you and the candidate the opportunity to evaluate the working relationship before making a long-term commitment.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): If you’re looking for immediate help with recruiting,  RPO provides a cost-effective extension of a company’s current hiring and recruiting process. With RPO, companies can outsource their entire recruitment process from job posting to day one of employment. 

Choosing the right time to hire and finding the best talent for your growing team requires careful consideration and a thorough understanding of your options. 

By recognizing the signs that indicate the need for another hire, exploring the benefits of outsourcing, and understanding the different employment arrangements available, you can make informed decisions that drive your business’s success.

Find the Right Talent for Your Team with That’s Good HR

That's Good HR helps you find the right talent for your team

At That’s Good HR, we are passionate about connecting businesses with exceptional talent. Whether you’re seeking contract, permanent, or contract-to-hire employees, our team of specialized recruiters is here to streamline the process. 

So, if you’re feeling the burden of being understaffed, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today and experience the That’s Good HR difference. 

We’ll help you find the talent that not only exceeds your expectations, but helps drives long-term retention & employee happiness.