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How to Find Creative Solutions to Your Staffing Issues



Finding good, dependable employees is a challenge in the best of times. And now – in the middle of a labor shortage – it’s just that much more difficult. But don’t let yourself stress out about it. There are many solutions to hiring challenges if you know where to look.


Outsource

According to ClearVoice, the first step is to see where you could delegate jobs outside of your immediate business community. Outsourcing is the practice of hiring other companies to complete certain components of running your business. For example, the development of a website for a real estate investment company could be outsourced.


Your given company’s situation, what you’re looking to achieve, your location, and what you’re wanting to outsource are all factors when deciding whether or not outsourcing is a viable option for you. Do solid research on what resources are available. The internet is your best friend when it comes to finding other companies that can help you to carry the load.


Hire Freelancers

Arguably, hiring freelancers is a form of outsourcing. Freelancers market their skills as if they are their own business, and companies can hire freelancers to do contracted work. A freelancer is also not legally an employee, so your manner of dealing with a freelancer will be different. They get to decide when to work and you do not have the legal authority to control their work in other regards as you might an employee. But, that same flexibility (while maybe inconvenient) can also be helpful for you. ROI Solutions reminds us that freelancers provide a lot of value for your business by taking care of day-to-day, time-consuming tasks you don’t want to do yourself–and they are skilled at it too.


Change How You Hire

Adaptation is critical in times of change. If you are encountering staffing issues, you’re going to want to look into how to improve your hiring process. You have to make the job position more alluring to prospective hirees. This includes everything from what benefits you make available and how much pay you offer, to your hiring methods and recruitment strategies. Cater your hiring strategy to the needs of the area. Do people need higher pay? Are they frustrated with a lack of flexibility? Once you know, you can adjust accordingly.


Hard times like these can be quite an anxiety-inducing experience for the average small business owner. It’s natural to be a bit stressed. But, what you need to do is to work and act to find a solution. Waiting for things to get better by themselves could wreak havoc on your business. Stay solution-minded and adaptable!


Check out this article on how to help your employees reach their goals!


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