We are in a growth phase. It's true that growth of any description is painful, but growing a business seems particularly hard work. There comes a point when i realise that the work load is so heavy the clients are not getting the most efficient service and that's the time you need to start looking, i find that you have to be brave and forward thinking, as you need to chance the fact your workload may suddenly drop off and not wait until your so busy you don't have time to recruit.
no matter how i go about recruiting people it always seems to take ages. the negotiating and agreeing of who and what is needed, then the advertising, then the wading through the seemingly endless piles of bad applicants to find the one diamond in there. my worry is always that i become so jaded when looking at bad applicants that i miss the good ones.
the search continues, i'm looking for at least two full time people in the studio. one midweight designer to eventually become a senior and one web developer to support our overworked development team.