Whether you are new into business or well-established, at times of crisis, there are all possibilities of suffering a cash crunch, and every organization needs to be prepared to bare it in a better way, so as to not get lost in the crisis.
Here are a few ways to reduce your costs and manage the tough times better:
Keep employees cost minimal:
Well, though this is a known policy in many companies, how you do it matter the most. Rather than sacking the employees altogether, you can try re-organizing, from the beginning itself, so that there are not too many employees and at the same time the work is done on time.
Gather employees and check with their time preferences and schedule roasters accordingly. You can employ those morning birds in the early shifts and get the work done, and so to others as well. In case you have too many employees, then you really need to sack those underperforming to reduce your cost. If you are wise with business ideas, then you need to initially hire only people with multitasking ability and also talents, so that they can be helpful when in need, to swap the responsibilities and to work when in crisis.
Paying one employee a small percent for some time is always better than hiring one complete employ and pay him fulltime. Have some rewards for employees who multitask, who give their full time and who work that extra mile!! This will be smaller in comparison to the payment you make.
Keep safety policies in place:
Yes, always these small loopholes are the places where lots of money goes in vain. Without insurances, any injury at the workplace will take a toll on your financial health. medical costs, resources availability, cost to cover while the worker is at the hospital, time and person loss for the productivity of the company and finally some heavy fines imposed for no safety measures; is what you get!! So, to be on the safer side, always have some insurance covered for all of your employees, no matter what is their grade and role. Even the contract employees need some form of medical support, which will help you stay safer in the long run.
The process should be reviewed every half-yearly:
Have a check on the process of the company work, review and make changes whenever necessary. Check the efficiency of the teams and make any amendments if necessary. Reduce the overhead costs by giving work from home options to employees, and even reducing the prints.