Hiring a Flexible Staffing Company is Good for Business
Top performing employees are vital to your success or failure. Making the right hiring decision is always worth your time but it can often take weeks or months to screen and interview. Not to mention there’s the ever-rising cost of hiring. Many companies need skilled workers but with the economic uncertainty they’re cautious about hiring. That’s why businesses are turning to flexible staffing companies to quickly fill positions without the obligations of full-time employment.
Here are 3 reasons why companies are moving to a flexible staffing model:
1. Employers seek to find ways to stay productive while reducing costs
The practice of using temporary staffing only to help out during peak periods is less common as employers need a long-term staffing solution. Companies are using temporary employment agencies to find skilled, talented workers and help ease the burden of human resource costs associated with finding these people.
2. Temporary employment agencies can help reduce risk
Companies can hire someone through their staffing company on a trial basis to make sure they are a good fit for the job and company before committing significant resources to the new hires. Some staffing companies will also offer safety training, depending on the nature of your business.
3. The numbers don’t lie – full-time & temporary staffing is good for business!
The American Staffing Association (ASA) recently conducted a survey with a mix of staffing and traditional workforce employees to find out their satisfaction and motivation towards work. The stats below are a mixture of administrative staffing, temp-to-perm and temporary staffing positions.
Happy workers are productive workers!
- 8 in 10 staffing employees worked full time while employed via a staffing company. The same full-time/part-time ratio as the traditional work force.
- 9 out of 10 were satisfied with their job (compared to only 60% of the traditional workforce) and would recommend temporary or contract work to a friend or relative.
- 74% of staffing employees have at least some college experience (compared to 62% of traditional workforce). 1 in 3 of those people had at least a bachelor’s degree.
The ASA also surveyed 500 staffing clients to find out why they used temporary workers. Here are two compelling response statistics that may make you want to try flexible staffing :
- 72% said the quality of temporary workers was equal or better than their regular workers.
- 8 out of 10 said that using a staffing company was the best way to find the right employee.
The key to making this model work for you is to build a relationship with a flexible staffing company so that you can scale up and down your business when the time is right for you. Consider this statement from a U.S. Department of Labor report – “Employers that have flexibility in adjusting labor requirements to meet product and service demands have a competitive edge over those with less flexible human resources policies.”
So it’s pretty simple. You save money and time by using staffing employees and get happy, motivated, and educated people. It’s a human resources dream.