Aug 12, 2020
When a business needs help, temporary staff can provide support. Sometimes a temporary hire is the right solution because additional staffing is only needed for a set amount of time. In other instances, temporary staff allows a company to continue filling the needs of a position while searching for a full-time employee. Since the pandemic, temporary staffing agencies have now seen a boom in the number of clients looking for jobs. Here are the benefits on how to market your agency and why. With unemployment rates soaring, now is the time that recruiters and temp staffing agencies can boom!
Temporary staff can provide flexible support when there are shifting demands within your business. Some organizations have busy periods during the holidays, for example. Others have low periods due to the ebb and flow of product demands.
When there are special projects or unexpected product orders, temporary staff may be the answer. Temporary hires can even boost morale, particularly if their support reduces the need for double shifts or weekend work. During rush periods, additional workers can assist in retaining core staff who might burn out because of an extended workload.
Training staff is time consuming and expensive. Investing resources into an employee when there are predictable shifts in demand may not be the best solution for an organization. A temporary worker will typically make an hourly rate, which can be more affordable to an organization than providing a full-time salary and benefits.
Plus, when a company hires a temporary worker through a staffing firm, the company will not have to worry about the screening, skill tests, payroll, or taxes of that worker. The staffing firm is responsible for these time-consuming administrative duties.
That said, if the temporary hire will last for more than a few months, there may be a financial advantage to looking for a full-time hire. In these instances, temporary staff is a way for a company to evaluate a person’s work before offering a position. And with a short-term employee doing the job that needs to be done, a hiring manager will not be rushed. This is important because deciding on a full-time hire should be done carefully.
Short-term hires can bring new perspectives to an organization as well. They may have talents and skills that were not present on the team already. Their experience in other areas might lead to improvements in production or the ability to see a problem from another viewpoint.
Also, if an employee is planning a long-term leave, a temporary hire supports an organization through absences due to a medical leave, military duty, or maternity leave. A recruiting firm can help to smooth these transitions so that the day-to-day obligations of the business can continue without disruption.
When you turn to a staffing agency for support in your job search, you fill out one application and meet with one person from the agency. From that one point of contact you will be considered for a variety of positions. This reduces the need for you to search, apply, and follow up, over and over.
Because staffing agencies are in the business of recruiting, they are attuned to what is happening in the job market. They know what industries are growing and what placements could lead to permanent positions.
Companies rely on staffing agencies to fill positions quickly. This is in stark contrast to job seekers who are looking on their own and may not hear back from an application inquiry for weeks or months. Unlike internal review teams within an organization, a staffing agency is solely focused on placing talented individuals with quality companies. Their efficiency is an asset to companies and job seekers alike.