Why YOU should consider hiring contingent staff…

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It’s that time! The work has piled up and you cannot continue to manage it all on your own. You’re thinking about hiring, but where do you begin? You need someone immediately, but how do you find them? Are you able to spend time finding someone without letting your day to day business operations suffer? What if the work does not continue to flow in? I have 3 words for you, Hire Contingent Staff.

As a staffing owner, I can confidently say working with a temporary agency is your best bet for a multitude of reasons; mitigating rising costs as well as risk, improving performance, saving time, and/or increasing flexibility. Employees are your biggest expense and greatest asset. Employment costs such as insurance, healthcare, taxes, and benefits are soaring. Partnering with a staffing company can save you time in several ways. They advertise, screen, interview, test, and reference check to attract the most viable candidate for your open position. Each candidate must go through the staffing firm’s rigorous screening process which weeds people who are prone to drugs, theft, violence, workers compensation fraud, etc. They also administer skill assessments to pinpoint extraordinary performers with the right skills and expertise so you get a qualified candidate from day one. This means less training on your behalf. The staffing firm can also conduct background and drug screening as well as credit reports.

In addition to saving you time, working with a staffing firm can mitigate rising costs and risk. Healthcare costs, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, social security and other staffing costs continue to rise each year. Staffing firms handle all these responsibilities so that you just pay a flat fee. In addition, they take care of the temporary employees’ payroll and benefits administration. They consume general liability as well as managing those employees. Yes, you heard me correctly. The staffing firm will end their assignment, counsel them if needed, and handle any issues pertaining to the employee.

And if those weren’t enough, you can hire as needed which allows your company to respond to market demands quickly without adding full-time staff. You can utilize the services of a temporary only as long as the work or peak period lasts. When the job is complete, the temporary is no longer a burden on your labor costs.

Staffing firms are a great resource and mostly likely, you’re best. With one call, they will do the rest. You can focus on what you do best and let the recruiters do what they do best. You will receive the most qualified resumes for your open position. From there, you can choose to phone screen or conduct an in person interview. Once you have selected the best candidate for the position, the agency will pay the employee on a weekly basis. All you need to do is verify and sign off that the hours are correct. Sounds like a piece of cake, right? That’s because it is! Staffing firms give you peace of mind throughout the process. So, what are you waiting for?

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