Why Flex Staffing Will be One of the Biggest Trends in 2015
What Exactly Is Flex Staffing?
Flex staffing can be one thing or a combination of many factors. In general, here are examples of flex staffing:
- Telecommuting options, either part time or full time
- Flexible hours for arrivals, breaks and departures
- Vacation time at employees’ discretion
- Using temps for deadline projects and usually for less than a year
- Using contract workers
Changing Work Force
American workers are more mobile and more connected than ever. Physical, full-time presence in an office is less and less necessary for many companies. Organizations that recognize this come across as flexible and with the times. Companies who cling to strict staffing protocols without compelling reasons risk coming across as fussy and old-fashioned. In fact, for a company to project an image of being worthy and attractive, it practically must offer flex staffing.
Shows Trust In Employees
Flex staffing is a way for a company to convey it trusts its employees to know what is best for them. It is a way for a company to become quality-oriented rather than rules-oriented. The focus is on completing quality work on time rather than meeting arbitrary hours. Under this protocol, employees who spend much of their time slacking off and have little to show for it are forced to produce excellent work or risk a pink slip.
Indicates an Ability to Adapt
Using temp and/or contract workers shows that a company is willing to step up to the plate when staffing needs demand it. In the past, companies may have either forced extra work onto already burdened workers or bloated their bottom lines by hiring permanent people for finite projects. A company that adjusts to include non-traditional workers shows a capability for innovation, sleekness and quick movement.
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