What problem is hiring solving for you? When hiring it’s important to know what problem you are trying to solve.
By defining the problem that you have, you’ll be able to ensure you solve the problem in the right way. Whether by recruiting the right person or actually coming to the realization that recruitment won’t help.
Throwing more people at a problem is no guarantee that the problem will go away. In my experience, unless it’s a very simple problem, more people usually make it worse.
Recruiting the right people is time consuming and expensive, so it’s always worth assessing whether recruiting more people is going to solve your problem. To do this you need to know what problem you are trying to solve.
When you define your problem you’ll also have a clear understanding about the kind of person you are looking for. This will help you articulate your needs to recruiters. It also allows you to communicate more clearly to the candidate.
Being able to explain to a candidate what they will be doing and why it’s important for the business will increase your chances of a candidate accepting your role. Don’t be surprised if a candidate doesn’t accept your job offer if you cannot even clearly explain what their job will be and what problem they are going to solve for you.
By understanding your problem deeply you’ll be able to work hard to solve that problem.
Simply hiring people because you “feel” like you need resource leads to bloated teams and ineffective delivery of service. And of course, the chances are you wont have solved your original problem.