When to Recruit?
0 In a small business, deciding when to take on new staff is a delicate calculation. On
00 the one hand, if you are increase your workforce, you might find it difficult to cover
34 for the increased costs straight away. On the other hand, extra staff could
35 enable you to spend more time on activities such as marketing, which in the
36 end should meanthe increased profits. A useful way of deciding when to increase
37 your workforce is to ask yourself if you can make enough of extra sales to meet
38 the cost of taking on with an extra employee. But even if you are not able to
39 increase your sales immediately you may still be able to employ someone.
40 In this such case, however, you must keep your business going until you have built
41 your sales up to the new level you need. If in the end you are clever enough to
42 get your timing so right, you will not want to throw away your advantage by
43 employing the wrong type person. The whole process of advertising and
44 interviewing can take around many months, so finding you made a mistake and
45 need to recruit again it can have a very serious impact on the future of your business.