Whether your company can hire immediately, or you’re waiting the COVID-19 crisis out, now is the time to engage with talented individuals who will help drive your business forward. By using temporary workers, you’re free to focus on your core business responsibilities.
Temporary employees can provide a few advantages for your business.
Bringing on temporary employees is a cost-effective measure for your company. The staffing and recruiting agency is responsible for recruiting, screening, skills testing, hiring, payroll, taxes, unemployment, workers’ compensation, insurance, and benefits.
Temporary employees are generally paid for the hours worked, so you don’t have to pay a salary for a full-time employee. It can also be cost-effective to hire temporary staff to cover for when a permanent employee is out for maternity leave, vacation, medical leave, military duty, sabbatical, or long-term disability.
Temporary staff are not on your books. The agency pays all costs and taxes associated with a temp hire. Staffing and recruiting agencies can offer benefits to temporary staff. This means that you can have significant cost savings on everything from health, life, and disability insurance to paid vacation and sick leave. You don’t have to break your budget to bring talented candidates on board now!
Today’s temporary employee is motivated to show they can do the job for every company they work for. They could bring in a needed boost to existing staff morale. Bringing in extra help can also motivate your permanent employees because it can take the burden off them.
Temporary staff can help keep your staffing levels optimal as your business needs change. They can provide you with the flexibility to easily adjust to changes in the workload by adding or reducing support as needed without having to add full-time salaries or make layoffs. They also may enable you to access specific talent profiles you don’t have internally for a specific time period.
If you need help right away and don’t have time to recruit yourself, review resumes, and hold interviews, consider an agency. They’ve already done the work of finding and vetting the best candidates. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call.
Access to new skills
Temporary staff can bring new skills and perspectives that can improve efficiency or streamline production. If a new project or product requires skills outside your team’s area of expertise, a temporary employee can provide new talent to keep things moving smoothly.
Evaluation before hiring
With a temp-to-hire, you can “test drive before you buy”. Think of it as a 3-to-6 month working interview! You can assess the individual’s skills, personality, and fit with your company before you commit to a long-term relationship.
Transitioning into a full-time role
You may find that the temporary individual you’ve hired is a perfect fit. The fact that they’re acclimating to your business makes it easier to transition them into full-time employment.