You Need Employees with More Specific Knowledge and Skills
You may begin to notice crucial gaps in your company that need to be filled in order to take the next step. And the type of talent that needs to be brought in to fill those gaps has to have a wide variety of experience and rare but sought-after skills - requiring a detailed targeted search. At this stage of growth you have look at people OUTSIDE OF YOUR NETWORK – people you and your team don’t know yet and will need to find. And these types of candidates are hard to find - they aren’t going to be lurking on job board pages – looking for your posting. They’re going to be passive to the job market – but willing to listen if the right opportunity is presented to them. And that takes time and effort.
Failing to Meet Hiring Deadlines and Missing on the “Right” Hires
In a high growth situation – prioritization is a big challenge. There’s never enough time in the day, so most of the time you pick things that need immediate attention. Next thing you know, hiring continues to fall lower and lower on your list. Perhaps you decide to just make a hire to get it out of the way and move on to avoid missing another deadline. But did you truly find the best person for the job? Or maybe you miss on your deadline completely and you can’t deliver you product on time or respond to customers because you are short staffed. You need help!