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The new year is just around the corner, so there’s no better time to get started on your staffing plans for 2015. It’s certainly no secret that your company can only be as successful as the employees behind it, so it’s important to ensure you’re staffed with all the right people.

Use the last few weeks of 2014 to plan for the year ahead to ensure you’re ready to start January as a competitive force! Having the ability to foresee your hiring needs means you’ll never be held back due to unanticipated staffing issues.

Three Ways to Predict Your 2015 Staffing Needs

Trying to get a jump-start on your staffing needs in the new year? Use the following three tips to create a robust staffing plan for 2015:

  1. Review Your Current Workforce: Evaluate your current staff. Are all key positions filled? Are you lacking the specialized talent needed to give your organization a competitive advantage? If you’re currently short-staffed or have certain workers in the wrong positions, it’s time to make a change in the new year. Determine what areas have gaps and use this information to create a comprehensive staffing plan.
  2. Assess Strategic Business Plans: Is your company planning to make some very big, very bold moves this year? If so, it’s important to make sure you have the extra staff needed to make your plans a success. Review your strategy to determine what you’ll need to do to meet ─ or hopefully exceed ─ your business goals and objectives. Hire talent based on these needs, to ensure you won’t be held back due to staffing issues.
  3. Look to the Past: Review your staffing trends from the past few years to look for key patterns. Search for information on both turnover and hiring to find patterns that can help you better prepare for the year ahead. Knowing approximately how many employees resign each year and how many new workers you typically take on can help you plan accordingly.

Preparing for a great year ahead in 2015? Partner with Wood Staffing. Our temporary staffing solutions are designed to help Michiana companies get the people you need, when you need them, without breaking your budget. Contact us today to learn more!

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