For any business owner, the process of hiring personnel is always one of the most difficult tasks to undertake. Thus, for those who are just starting up their own small business, getting some advice from the more experienced ones is recommended, particularly when it comes to deciding when it is the right time to bring in full time employees.

In the beginning, more startup businesses do not have the resources to hire employees for full time positions. And so, it is common for new entrepreneurs to “wear many hats”, so to speak. But that’s how it’s supposed to be right? As a business owner, you need to work really hard until you are able to grow your business. In fact, it could even mean you doing everything on your own. But of course, you should not keep this mindset for long.

You Can’t Keep Doing It All

There will always come a time in any business when the important or urgent tasks will become so overwhelming that they are already preventing you from focusing on the more important matters in your business. If, for instance, you are the one delivering goods to your customers on a daily basis, you may be losing time for networking, growth planning, making calls to potential customers, and other business related activities. What’s worse is that the tasks you are doing may not be mentally challenging on your part, which could eventually cause you to lose interest and motivation.

How Important Is Hiring?

Well, basically, hiring a staff is like making an extension of yourself. If you are alone doing everything in your business, you are actually not being efficient. You tend to sacrifice some important things as well. With a full time employee, you will have more time to concentrate on the areas that can boost the growth of your business. Plus, you will be mentally challenged because you will be focused on tasks that involve planning and strategizing. Thus, hiring employees allows you to leverage your time for the growth of your business and your mental state as well.

When Is It Time to Hire?

There is actually no formula in terms of knowing when you should or should not hire yet. But in general, when you reach the point where you wish you could have more time to plan for the growth of your business, this is an indication that perhaps you need help. You have to keep in mind that for your business to achieve success, you should not simply maintain it, but grow it. If you lack the confidence to make such important decisions, it won’t be a bad idea to go for business mentoring either. This way, you can rest assured all your moves are accurate and can lead you towards your goal of business success.

Author's Bio: 

Cecile Peterkin is a certified career and retirement coach, and a registered member of the Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation. She is also the Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Centre, provider of career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.