How Using Temporary Employees Results in Better Hiring Decisions
Hiring even just one employee is more often than not an arduous, time-consuming process. It diverts the attention of human resources personnel, supervisors and other employees from work that more directly benefits the company. The process can seem even more discouraging after a newly hired worker leaves after just a year or two; such departures can cost companies tens of thousands of dollars. While permanent, full-time employees often make sense and are the most preferable solution to a vacancy or need, bringing in temporary workers makes for better hiring decisions in some cases. Here’s why:
1. Temporary employees save time and effort for your HR department and other employees—people already overextended. No matter the line of work your company is in, be it medical, creative or number-crunching, finding a perfect, or even adequate, employee takes time. Temp agencies help HR departments focus on other, direct priorities by immediately providing qualified candidates for various positions.
2. Temporary employees cut hiring costs. Recruiting involves taking the time to craft job ads, paying for them, printing materials such as brochures, traveling to job fairs and issues such as stolen time and a distracted focus while personnel review resumes and interview candidate after candidate. The costs your company incurs by contracting with a temp agency are greatly offset by the general reduction in hiring costs.
3. You experience someone new for a built-in trial period. You fill a short-term gap with employees who can potentially become part of your company’s long-term future. Even better, if the temp worker isn’t the right fit, no harm is done at the end of the temp period. You have not spent precious money and time onboarding and training a permanent employee who did not live up to his potential.
4. If or when you hire a temporary employee full time, you save on many upfront costs. Onboarding and training are simpler and more efficient since the temp already knows the company, and you greatly streamline the process of hiring the temp.
If your organization needs help finding qualified temporary employees, then contact ADAM Personnel.
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