Recruiting the right people is essential for sustainable growth. In today's oversaturated market, there is no shortage of people. However, finding the right people is tricky. As this article states, underperforming staff can derail the best of businesses. Securing clients really only represents one pillar in holding up a business. All the pillars need to be in place to secure long term business success.
IT is often difficult for growing companies to keep up to speed at every turn with customers, products, funding and finance. "All of a sudden you find you don't have the right infrastructure in place," said EY partner and entrepreneurial business specialist Victoria Price. This strikes a chord with Mark Januszewski, founder and chief executive of Salford-based kitchens and homewares business Designer Habitat. He said: "Sometimes you have to put a brake on growth if you don't have the infrastructure or the team and management in place. You almost grieve though if you are unable to take an opportunity." He said Designer Habitat's biggest challenge is recruiting people, and "trying to get the infrastructure right ahead of growth".