So, you have a good workforce. In fact, a great one! Awesome!
Question: Why would you need to spend money to bring in temporary employees?
Answer: So you can keep your workforce as great as it is. Whether you’re filling in for summer vacations and other absences or need extra talent for special projects, short-term hires can be just what you need to keep your business on track.
Why Hire a Temp
Temporary employees can be a cost-effective way to add to the strength of your existing team without investing in permanent hires. The benefits include:
Temporary workers help reduce overall costs, as you keep staffing levels optimal as your business needs change. Ramp staff up and down as needed, so everyone operates at optimal productivity, without being overworked.
Access to new skills:
If a new project or product requires skills outside your core team’s areas of expertise, a temporary employee can provide the new talent needed to keep things moving. This, in turn, streamlines production and improves efficiency.
In most cases, the process of hiring temporary staff is much more cost-efficient than making permanent hires. Hourly, versus salary rates, can usually be implemented, plus your staffing agency absorbs benefits, tax expenses and perks associated with new hires.
The opportunity to assess new talent:
Finding the right talent is always a challenge – and you want to steer clear of the costs associated with a bad hire. Temporary employees give you the opportunity to “try before you buy.” You can evaluate temps for as long as necessary without making a permanent commitment. This also alleviates the pressure to “hire yesterday” when a key vacancy occurs. You can simply keep your temp in place and take your time.
Your full-time employees are your company’s greatest asset. You need to keep them happy and satisfied. And if there’s a labor shortage, people quickly become stressed and morale plummets. Providing extra help during your company’s busiest periods – or when staff is tight due to family, maternity or medical leave – ensures your core team stays happy and productive.
Need help hiring quality employees?
Whether your staffing needs are for temporary or permanent, direct-hire employees, Lyons HR can customize a talent plan to meet your needs in the light industrial, automotive, administrative and professional fields. Our thorough process and vast client database help ensure you find just the right candidate for every open position. Read our related posts or contact us today to learn more.