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5 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers

5 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers

When you have an open position within your company or a business role that’s not being met by your current staff members, it’s imperative that you find a solution as soon as possible so your bottom line isn’t negatively impacted. While you may be well-versed in how to hire for long-term talent, recruiting short-term contractors or sourcing temporary employees may be outside of your wheelhouse. That’s when it becomes advantageous to partner with an industry-leading temp agency whose expertise can lead you to fabulous new talent that can benefit your organization in the following ways.

1. Rapidly Expanding Your Staffing Levels

Rapid staff expansion can be necessary for several different reasons, including seasonal demand, landing a new contract or a new startup’s growing business demands. Temporary employees can help you continue meeting business objectives or tackle new responsibilities without the hassle of a drawn-out recruiting campaign. Plus, employing temporary workers reduces long-term employment obligations when you only need a role filled for a finite period of time. That means you don’t have to worry about severance packages or unemployment benefits when your need for that role ends.

As an added advantage, if you find that your staffing levels could benefit from continued support after the holiday rush or contract ends or as your startup continues to grow, a temporary employee’s contract can either be extended or bought out, avoiding the need to source new talent again.

2. “Try Before You Buy” Employee Placement

Do you have a collection of unmet functions in your company but aren’t sure exactly how you want to address them? At times, staffing isn’t as clear-cut as knowing you need a certain type of professional and then hiring someone to fit that exact role. Trying to hire a permanent employee when you aren’t quite sure who you really need to hire or what profile they’ll fulfill is a tough proposition that can lead to unclear expectations, miscommunication and bad blood between employers and prospective-turned-former employees.

Avoid all of that by trying out temporary employees to help you determine the exact skillset your organization needs, or the educational background or level of experience most in line with what the role will require. If a particular placement doesn’t tick off all the boxes, there’s no harm, no foul — that contract will simply end and you can go on to try out another potential employee.

3. Filling an Empty Seat Quickly

Staff openings can take you by surprise, such as when a current employee suddenly goes out on medical leave or separates from the company. If it’s a critical position that significantly contributes to a core company function or provides important support to others who do, you likely can’t afford to spend weeks or months hiring someone new. Temporary agencies have access to a pool of workers who have already been thoroughly interviewed to understand their skillsets and have had their backgrounds vetted. By partnering with a temp agency, you can fill your empty seat quickly so business can go on without a hitch.

4. Removing Stress from Current Employees

What workload are your current employees bearing? How much overtime is required to keep the wheels turning for your business’s core functions? And most importantly, how is that impacting employee engagement and morale?

Many businesses pile increasing responsibilities onto their current staff members because they don’t think they can afford to hire anyone new. Break away from this fallacy by bringing in temporary staff members to remove stress from your permanent staff. While some employees may appreciate the financial benefit of occasional overtime or limited ongoing overtime, being required to work extra hours all the time or to excessive levels can be extremely detrimental to morale.

Instead, you can spend your overtime budget to bring in a temporary worker to rebalance the overall workload on your employees and continue to meet the same objectives. You’ll notice a distinct uptick in morale and engagement when you do.

5. Cost-Effective Recruiting and Placement

How much time and money do you currently spend to staff your organization? Whether you're a larger company with dedicated human resources personnel or a small company whose managers do double duty in the recruiting realm, you’re likely dedicating many hours of time plus untold fees to place job descriptions on sites or gain access to candidate databases. And after all of that, you’ll still have to sift through piles of unqualified applicants and then begin the long dance of interviews and offers and negotiations.

Working with a staffing agency can remove that burden from your shoulders through saved money during the placement process. Plus, you’ll experience continued savings when you work with a temporary employee who won’t require the same level of tax and benefits financial obligations.

Call Resource Employment today at 866-412-6535 or contact us to begin a valuable discussion on what your organization needs to thrive and grow and how our trained employment professionals can help you meet those goals.


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