Temporary Staffing: Can it Help Your Company Survive during Difficult Times?
Businesses everywhere are struggling to recover from a round of economic setbacks. Margins are thin, sales are weak, and competition is tight. But even amid these complications, an employer-balanced job market doesn’t seem to be stabilizing the odds. We know that millions of people are out of work, but for a variety of reasons, this doesn’t appear to be making the hiring and staffing process any easier. Talented workers are still difficult to find, and the most talented among them are still difficult to keep, even after employers invest in expensive onboarding and training.
A growing number of businesses are turning to temporary staffing as a potential solution. Could this approach work for you? Can temporary staffing help you fill positions while mitigating potential risk and loss?
Reasons to Consider Temporary Staffing Solutions:
- Vetted temps are dedicated and hard working. If you find a staffing service provider who only takes on the best employees, then your staffing process is already half complete. Trust a staffing service with strong screening protocols, diligent first round interviews, and a talent for matching candidates with employers.
- Temps offer a low-risk option. Temporary employees typically sign contracts with the staffing solution provider, not with your company. If things don’t work out, you’re free to alter your course and change or terminate the relationship at any time.
- Temps are inexpensive. Since their payment and compensation are worked out by the staffing service, employers are not typically obligated to provide temps with long-term benefits. All the same, you can always decide to bring a temporary employee on board full time. This often happens once talented temps have had a chance to prove their value and become immersed in a company culture.