Welcome to 2022! For companies and businesses, this presents an opportunity to take a broader look at your plans and strategies for the rest of the year. It’s a great time to try new things and develop fresh and unique approaches. One way to do that is to bring in new people to scale up your team to support your growing business and offer new insights and value to the overall project.
Whether it’s a business that is just starting out or a larger and more established one, getting in new hires offers a lot of potential net positives to the entire endeavor. Bringing in fresh talent provides a lot of advantages, not just to the company, but to your entire team.
The point here is pretty straightforward. The more people you have, the greater your capacity is to produce and deliver results. Productivity rises as your capability to do more work increases.
In a new business or startup, workers often end up wearing a lot of hats. Having a larger workforce can not only improve the quantity or number of the things you get done, but it also improves the quality of the output produced as attention is no longer scattered on various internal projects and duties. As the average individual workload decreases, people get more time to perfect their craft and ensure the quality of their work. Having more support can also help decrease overall stress and improve team members’ work-life balance.
It’s easy to get stuck on a singular track of thinking when you’ve been doing the same work over a long period of time. A fresh new perspective from someone new to your company can help inspire your team’s creativity. Sometimes, it takes one revolutionary idea to cause a radical change in the business direction of an enterprise. More likely than not, such an idea would only come from someone who is able to have a different and nuanced perspective on the current state of things.
In older organizations with rigid structures and emphasis on tradition, these kinds of ideas are rarely developed or, even if developed, are hard to push for and implement. Hence, it usually takes an outsider to be able to convince other people to do things differently. Outside-the-box thinking is the cornerstone of disruptive innovation. And new hires and talents are great sources of fresh and unique ideas that fuel this phenomenon.
The best example of how hiring new workers can boost the morale of the entire workforce is when they are able to provide much-needed relief and support to existing workers and employees who may be overworked.
There is also the element of older employees getting inspired and reminded of all the reasons why they joined the company in the first place. Just by meeting new people who are equally as passionate and committed as them in their work. Bringing like-minded people together with similar priorities and mindsets improves the morale of everyone involved as they feel supported and reinforced while striving for their goals.
Moreover, in general, meeting new people is exciting and interesting. Hence, it’s also a great way to stir up change and interest within a team or company.
There are certain areas or ideas that you can only dive into or implement when you have the right person for it. By recruiting more people, you expand and diversify the talent and skills of your existing workforce.
This in turn may potentially enable you to start venturing into a project idea or area that you would have otherwise been unable to get into if you didn’t have the necessary talent for it. For example, a gaming company that recruits developers who have expertise in blockchain technology opens the possibility for that company to work on a crypto project in the future.
Any plan or strategy for growth and expansion will always require more manpower. If you are looking to grow and scale your business, you will need more workers, employees, and contributors to increase the rate of production and creation of outputs.
Moreover, as mentioned before, new hires and recruits could potentially increase the pool of talents and capabilities of your organization. This allows you to expand into other areas within your industry that were previously unavailable to you due to a lack of knowledge or experience.
Recruiting and hiring more people is ideal. But there are costs tied into it that could pose some limitations to most businesses and companies. As the competition for talent becomes fiercer, wages and other related costs of recruiting talent will increase significantly. Newer and smaller businesses are definitely at a disadvantage, but it’s also hard on larger companies. Especially when workers and employees are leaving jobs for non-financial reasons.
Offering a high salary to attract new workers and talent is great. However, not every company has the financial resources to support such a recruitment strategy. Moreover, as the Great Resignation would show, beyond monetary compensation, there is a need to offer something uplifting and meaningful to address the root cause of worker dissatisfaction.
Equity plans and equity-like plans do precisely this by aligning workers and contributors with the company by giving them a stake in the company’s success. At Upstock, we enable companies to offer these plans in a matter of minutes and without the high legal costs usually associated with a top-shelf equity plan. For a less traditional approach, we have Uptoken and its innovative restricted token units (RTU) system for crypto companies that allows for the quick deployment of token plans for workers and employees while minimizing legal and regulatory risks.
Wishing you the best in 2022!