HOW TO TELL IF YOUR COMPANY IS READY TO HIRE NEW EMPLOYEES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The global economy has experienced an economic hit of a lifetime since the start of the pandemic. With hundreds of companies shutting down temporarily and permanently, markets around the entire globe have been affected. Hiring new staff during this time is tough, and for many companies, it’s out of question. But for some companies, it’s hard to know if hiring right now is the correct decision to make. Let’s look at some factors to help you decide if it’s a good choice to hire right now.

This pandemic has had a different impact on every industry and company. For example, woman-owned small business are being hurt the most, not dependent on their industry. In terms of industry, the hospitality industry is being hit the hardest. Thus, the decision of hiring new staff is subjective to each company. But if you are still under the dilemma as to whether you should hire staff during this crises or not, then read the tips below for more clarity:

CONSIDER THE WORKLOAD OF YOUR EXISTING STAFF

Helpful link: https://hiring.monster.com/employer-resources/small-business-hiring/hiring-process/when-to-hire/

REVIEW YOUR FINANCES

DECIDE IF YOU HAVE THE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

ASSESS YOUR CURRENT STAFF SITUATION

Remember, don’t let that sense of urgency get in the way of compassion. Hiring new people isn’t always necessarily a quick fix to a problem. Focus on supporting your current employees first with appreciation and care. If supporting them means hiring someone new to divide the workload, that’s when you know it is in your business’s best interest to hire someone.

If there is urgency to hire, should still be thoughtful in the hiring process despite the urgency.

CONSIDER THE CHANGES TO THE TYPE OF STAFF YOU NEED DUE TO COVID

BE HONEST

TAKEAWAYS

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