10 warning signs that it’s time to staff more strategically:

  1. Excessive & costly overtime!
  2. Employee skills don’t match job requirements!
  3. High staff turnover!
  4. Repeatedly missing project deadlines and poor quality output!
  5. Unusual absenteeism levels!
  6. Inability to keep up with technology
  7. No annual budget for flexible staff!
  8. No regular discussion, analysis or planning for staffing needs or department mission!
  9. Low employee morale!
  10. Last minute “shopping” for specialized temporaries!