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Hiring? The Right Person is Out There. Here’s How to Find Them
The small business owner has so many issues to manage that when it comes time to add employees, it can be a difficult endeavor finding the right person to fill the position. For the growing business, it’s important to find the right people for the job, but with such a shortage of trained and experienced workers on the open market, business owners need to have a strategy in place so that the onboarding process doesn’t cost their organization more than it has to. Understanding what to look for in a new hire can go a long way toward helping you make good personnel decisions, and keep the costs of training down.
There are a few variables that need to be addressed when onboarding new employees. They include:
- Where do you find the right person for your company?
- How much does it cost to add a new employee?
- How much more does it cost to replace an employee?
- Whose job is it to onboard new staff members?
Is Any Help Good Help?
Anyone who has run a business for any length of time realizes that onboarding good help is difficult. There are so many factors to take into account. Not only does a new employee have to take to the job being offered, they also have to interact with your other employees and clients to the degree the job entails, work at the pace of the rest of the team, and thrive inside the environment of the business as it stands. Finding people that will add that piece that was missing is all about interviewing and selecting someone who is compatible with the needs of your business.
Every business has some standard procedures and processes they need new hires to understand. They will likely need to take time to learn the business-specific software your organization uses, to acclimate socially with the other members of your staff, and get up to speed on the demands of the position.
At first, you may not think much about the money involved in onboarding a new employee. In fact, if you are expanding your workforce, you’ll be less apt to consider the costs than if you are replacing a position because you don’t have a logistical baseline to go by. The whole process is costly, and it can present businesses with a lot of different problems, including cost overruns and inefficiency. The main expenses, however, are in getting new people up to speed. Training and placement can cost companies tens of thousands of dollars. This makes hiring the right people essential to your bottom line.
Staff Through Your Trusted Provider
Since the costs of hiring and training staff members are so high, outsourcing some aspect of your company becomes a great option. With outsourcing, you can take advantage of trained, expert professionals to fill the positions you need, and do the jobs you need done. Outsourcing lets you cut the immense expense that comes with onboarding, training, placement, and the residual expenses associated with having another employee, all while getting your operational needs met.
By finding you the IT talent you are searching for, Seattle PC Consulting protects your investments and helps make growth manageable. Since we succeed when you do, we can also provide staffing services, which allows you to outsource tasks and even whole positions. If you would like more information about our outsourced IT services, or to speak with one of our consultants about the possibility of assistance with staffing your growing business, call us today at (206) 512-8045.