As your business continues to respond to changing market conditions, working with a staffing agency can be a smart strategic decision. Flexibility is always crucial to the success of your company, but in times of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to be able to pivot – on a dime, if necessary.
That’s where temporary staffing comes into play.
Budgeting can be tricky, especially when economic uncertainty strikes. Because temporary employees only work the specified hours, shifts or days you need them, they are a highly cost-effective option, compared to full-time salaried staff members. Temporary staffing saves on recruiting, onboarding, severance packages, taxes, benefits and a number of other talent management expenses.
- Temporary workers also help balance the workload of existing full-time employees. In addition, this lowers the chance of stress or burnout and lessens the need for overtime. Last but not least, you are relieved of exposure to employment litigation or workers’ compensation claims, as your staffing agency carries these burdens.
Right size your workforce.
Staffing agencies have a built-in pool of reliable workers, ready to step in and out as needed so you can even out production with a steady workforce that matches demand. You can staff up and down as needed, often on notice as short as a single business day. This can be a lifesaver when you need to fill in for employees who leave unexpectedly due to resignation, sick leave or disability, or to meet seasonal fluctuations.
- An added bonus: You can monitor the performance of temporary employees on a “try before you buy” basis. Then, you can hire the cream of the crop when a full-time opening happens, saving your company the time and cost of recruiting from scratch. Plus, you already know that your preferred hire is a good, productive fit.
Benefit from agency strength in scope and specialization.
By partnering with an agency offering expertise in your industry and a knowledge of your market, you will benefit from their informed perspective. Among the advantages is your agency’s connection to passive job seekers, who may not be actively on the market, but can be recruited through the right networking channel.
By bringing in specialized professionals via your staffing agency, your business benefits from the latest expertise and industry intel and stays up to date with developments and trends. Especially in a volatile economy – and a candidate-driven labor market – this helps position you for success.
Whether your needs are for temporary, temp-to hire or full-time, permanent staffing, PrideStaff Northern Kentucky can help. We provide our clients with well-qualified candidates who can hit the ground running in areas including accounting, finance, administration, customer service, IT, legal support, healthcare and more. Contact us today to learn more.