3. RecruitFinally, there will come a time, where the cost of using outsourced support will be more expensive that taking on a new hire. Therefore once you reach this tipping point, then you should consider recruiting a new team member and bring some of those outsourced tasks back inhouse. Unless of course they are so specialized it makes sense to continue to use an expert supplier. Remember: hire slowly and fire quickly. Don’t waste a moment of precious time on someone who you know on the first day is not going to make the grade. Take time to plan your recruitment process and induct your new recruit thoroughly. Those first few precious hours and days will set the tone for that individual?s performance ongoing. Ultimately to grow a business, you absolutely have to surround yourself with people who are better than you, and continuously build an exceptional team who passionately deliver for your customer and against your business strategy. However, in business today, you have more options than ever before as to how you up scale your people asset, building your talent as your business needs continue to scale and grow. Nicola Cook is CEO of Company Shortcuts, an agency dedicated to excellence in business growth and leadership. Leading entrepreneurs Lara Morgan and Mike Claire will speak at their next Business Accelerator Event on 23rd September 2014. See http://www.companyshortcuts.com/businessaccelerator/ for more information.
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