7 Reasons Understaffing Can Cost You Big in 2013

You may think you don’t have the time or resources to devote to hiring; that you can’t afford to bring on new staff; that your core team must “do more with” less in 2013.

But, as one of the leading staffing firms in Miami Lakes, Future Force knows that while understaffing your business may save you money now, it will also likely wind up costing you more in the long run. Here are 7 reasons why:

Reason #1. More Mistakes.

Sure, dealing with stressful deadlines and hot projects is just the nature of doing business in today’s economy. But if employees are constantly under pressure to deliver, attention to detail will take a backseat and mistakes will happen. And typically those mistakes wind up costing you money, not to mention customer dissatisfaction.

Reason #2. Increased Employee Stress and Health Issues.

When employees are always constrained by tight deadlines, they will likely begin to feel the pinch and start to burn out. Not only will this have an impact on productivity, but it can also wind up costing you more in healthcare expenses, workers’ compensation, and paid time off.

Reason #3. Higher Turnover.

If your employees are always stressed and unhappy, why would they want to continue working for you? The answer is, they probably won’t. And it will cost you plenty to lose and replace employees, particularly high value ones.

Reason #4. Lost Opportunities. 

If your company can barely handle its current workload, you won’t have the capacity to take on any new or exciting opportunities that come your way. You also won’t have time to network, innovate, and fill the pipeline with qualified leads for new business…and your company’s bottom line will suffer in the long run.

Reason #5. Missed Deadlines. 

Being understaffed can seriously impact production capabilities, hindering your team’s ability to meet project deadlines.

Reason #6. Dissatisfied Customers.

If you’re understaffed, it will quickly become apparent to your customers. Whether your team makes mistakes, misses deadlines, or quality goes downhill, your customers will wind up bearing the brunt of understaffing, which will impact your company when they switch to your competition.

Reason #7. A Competitive Disadvantage.

You’re understaffed; but your competitors aren’t. So you’re putting yourself at a serious disadvantage by not having the proper staff in place to get orders out the door on time and on budget, as well as by not being able to take on new opportunities.

Feeling Understaffed? 

If your company is understaffed – and you’re ready to add qualified employees to your team – let Future Force know. As one of the leading staffing firms in Miami Lakes, we can deliver the people you need, where and when you need them, whether on a temporary, part-time, or full-time basis. Contact us today to learn more.

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