Recruiting new employees should be preceded by a clear understanding of the full costs of current employees in relation to those of each new hire. This is an exercise valuable to all organizations to help them budget for additional resources. Costs should be estimated based on compensation (salary, benefits, overtime, etc.) and infrastructure costs, including additional hardware, software, administration, and so on. An understanding of the “true” cost of hiring a new employee is necessary for evaluating the ROI of a new hire.