The more rushed employees are, the more likely they are to make mistakes.
Hiring is often seen as a last resort, and for good reason, but sometimes it may be necessary in order to meet demand, prevent errors, and move the business forward.
The benefit of this approach is that additional employees will almost certainly help with backlogs. Even the lowest paid employees may cost you $20-30,000 a year, and while a warehouse employee will help with picking and packing, they will not likely be able to help out with accounting, admin or overall inventory management.
Depending on the employees’ capabilities, it may be possible to deploy them in several different roles. Investing in Processes If it’s been a while since you took a close look at your inventory processes, then that’s a good place to start.
When approaching the idea of a new inventory and accounting system, evaluate the cost of the new system against the cost of new employees that would have to be hired (without increased efficiency).