Running an organization can be a lot of work, and getting the right mix when it comes to staffing can be a continual challenge. The good news is, there are many times roles that should be filled with long-term employees, and others that might be perfect for temporary placements. Here are four benefits that can come from hiring temporary workers and what this might bring to the table for your organization.
1. Boosting the Morale of Your Current Staff
If your employees are overworked or there are times of the year when work ebbs and flows, don’t take advantage of your current staff by making them work overtime. Temporary workers can fill in gaps when it comes to seasonal work. Sometimes employees might need a little help to get through backlogs, assistance on specific financial projects, or face incredibly busy times of the year. If your current staff can feel supported without the worry that you are bringing in too many long-term staff or replacements, this can help with cyclical work and let everyone in your office work within a reasonable pace. Your employees will also feel empowered to ask for temporary help when this might be needed.
2. A Great Way to Test-Drive Your Organization’s Needs
If your organization is running up against staffing issues, it can be hard to pinpoint if these needs are temporary or more permanent. If you are testing out a new role within your organization or seeing if more staffing will ease the day-to-day stresses of other staff, this can be relieved with temporary staffing. This employment test run can help your organization clarify its long-term needs and decide if adding a new permanent staff is a feasible and better option. Better yet, if the temporary staffing you have in the role is a great fit, you might not have to start the hiring process all over again and can hire on someone you’ve already vetted.
3. Flexibility for Small or New Organizations
If you aren’t sure if you have funds for additional permanent employees but your organization is in desperate need of help, temporary staffing can be a perfect solution. This can get you the manpower you need for a specific project or get you through a busy time, and you can review your options once you’ve gotten through other organizational hurdles. In these uncertain times, if you are starting out your own business it can be stressful to think of all the things that go along with permanent staffing, A great way to ease this burden is to have a combination of long-term and short-term staff to diversify your staffing options and save your organization costs overall.
4. Covering Your Needs for Specialized Employment
Whether you need a team of experts for a financial project or need a technology expert, this might be important to your organization but it isn’t something that you need in a long-term position. Rather than working with a contracted team, there are plenty of temporary staffing placements that can bring in specialists in that will be up for the task but won’t be expecting full-time employment, and can integrate with your current team. If your organization has become stagnant, bringing in a fresh perspective can mix things up as well. Staffing agencies will be able to provide experts in your field from a large network of individuals that organizations won’t be able to find by themselves.
If you are looking for creative ways to staff your office, having temporary hires take on some of the burdens can be a huge help. The cost of going with a staffing agency over a contracted group can be substantially less and staffing agencies will work with your needs on an individual basis. For advice on temporary staffing, contact us to get you further information on what might be a perfect fit for your organization’s needs.