Don’t spread yourself or your staff too thin.
When you or your staff are feeling overwhelmed, you risk burnout, higher staff absenteeism, higher turnover, and poor customer service.
Do a cost-benefit analysis.
Include all the costs of new hires, such as salaries, benefits, source deductions, and overhead. Consider intangible benefits such as better customer service and more time to focus on strategically managing your business. You might even consider taking some time off for yourself to recharge.
Watch for fit.
Ensure your new hires are a good fit with your existing employees.
Train where you can.
It’s easier to teach employees new technical "hard" skills, than attitude or people "soft" skills.
Don’t keep a bad hire.
If someone is a bad fit, don’t hesitate to let them go. The sooner you deal with the problem, the less damage will result.