There are some problems that sound good when you are working diligently to get your company to grow. For example, one of those problems is being unable to find help fast enough to keep up with company growth. When you are just starting out, that doesn’t seem like a problem at all. Growth is good! It is true that growth is good but it can present some real problems for business owners. When you cannot quickly get the help you need your business may start to suffer. Tasks may go undone and customers could end up dissatisfied or even angry when you do not have the labor support you need. If you find yourself in this situation you have some options for quickly finding the help you need.
Online job posting sites
The most common place for modern businesses to post job openings is on online job sites. These sites are a relatively inexpensive (and sometimes free) way to quickly get the word out about your job openings. Once you post a job opening on one of the major sites you will start to see the applications rolling in relatively quickly. You can build up a pool of potential employees and start the interview process. Depending on your hiring needs, you can have a continual job posting up on one or a variety of career sites. There are a few potential problems with taking this route. You may receive too many applications from unqualified applicants. Then you will have to spend time on the task of weeding through all of the unqualified applicants in order to find one that seems like a good fit.
Temporary labor can be a good option when you need to quickly fill a position. Staffing agencies typically have a pool of temporary labor to choose form for your staffing needs. This type of labor can be available quickly but may not be a good long term solution. You may encounter a high rate of turnover if you choose temporary labor. The agency can provide you with a replacement but you will have to reallocate some of your time to train the new temp labor if turnover is high.
Outsourcing is a great option for finding help quickly and for an ongoing timeframe. The big advantage of using an outsourcing company when your business is growing quickly is that they can grow with you. They use a team approach which means that more than one person will know how to work on the tasks you have decided to outsource. As your needs grow, the outsourcing company can hire and train as needed to keep up with your company’s growth. This cuts out the time consuming tasks of hiring and training new people as you grow.
If your company is experiencing rapid growth, congratulations! Growth is good but it can also be complicated. It can be difficult to find the help you need in order to keep up with quick growth but there are options available. Any one or a combination of the options mentioned above can help you start moving in the right direction when you need help quickly.