There is no bigger red flag for a business than when they are constantly seeking new people. If the majority of those are contractors, the flag doubles in size. The market does not allow growth without significant projects to justify the expansion. Unless the organisation has won large deals, the likely cause is turnover. Companies promote their ability to attract and retain quality people and while they succeed with attraction, they struggle with retention. Gaining a reputation as a “churn and burn” workplace drives clients to follow suit and stay away. Do not underestimate your clients’ loyalty to your staff.