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Hiring More Staff Isn’t Your Only Option

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To help you run your business, you might need to get some employees on board.

After all, you can’t be in 10 different places at once. And it can certainly lighten the load if you are finding running a business too taxing. But taking on employees does mean a lot of added responsibility. After all, you have to ensure you pay them every single month. And it can make a huge dent in your profits. Also, you need to make sure your office is a safe environment for them to work in. Therefore, when you need some extra help, a lot of entrepreneurs would rather not hire more staff. But they feel like it’s their only option. However, here are some alternative options to hiring more staff that you might want to consider.

Look into working with a freelancer

While a new employee can be a valuable asset to the team, they can come with costs that you might just not be able to afford. But it doesn’t mean you have to do all the work yourself. You might want to consider working with a freelancer instead. After all, if you go with one of these, you can expect good quality work without having to commit to anything. In fact, you might just want to work with them with this one-off job. And then you can walk away without any strings attached. Freelancers are also beneficial to businesses as they tend to charge a reasonable rate. For example, you might pay them for the job that needs doing rather than an hourly rate. So you can get the work done without having to be concerned about another annual wage on the books! You can find experienced freelancers on sites like Upwork.

Look into getting a robot instead

You can also look at getting a machine for the extra work rather than having to employ another human. After all, they can take on the dull jobs such as quality control and branding your products. And it can save you a lot in the long-run if you go for some form of collaborative robots rather than hiring another employee. After all, you will just pay one amount rather than paying out annually for another staff member. Also, getting a robot can help speed up the production operation. After all, robots tend to work faster than humans if you set them to a repeat cycle!

Get a work experience student

The costs of another full-time staff member might just be too much for your company right now. Therefore, why not consider taking on a work experience student instead. After all, they can help you to produce the work without expecting any payment in return! And as you will have to give feedback to their teacher or lecturer, they are bound to work hard. In fact, you will find that as they are young and bright, they will be brimming with ideas. And they might come up with great ideas for your company. Therefore, get in touch with your local schools and college to see if any students are looking for a placement!

And remember you could always hire a staff member on a temporary contract. That way, you are only committed to paying them for three or six months!

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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