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Customers are not going to accept a business being understaffed as an excuse. Companies don’t give discounts for providing less than the expected customer experience (because they’re understaffed). I totally believe that customers will start to look at the profits companies are making – along with their excuses about being understaffed and not delivering services – and make some decisions on where to spend their money.
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Organizations have to start thinking about how to maintain staffing levels. And honestly, it doesn’t need to be with full-time employees. Now is a perfect time to develop a contingent labor strategy. Part-time, seasonal, on-call, freelancers, etc. – whatever term you want to use – can help the company when they need extra employees.
Being understaffed is not an excuse. Companies know it. And more importantly, customers do too.