Staffing Shortage? Use Temporary Help Until You Make a Permanent Hire

April 19th, 2013

Good employees can be hard to find! And when you need someone sooner rather than later, the stakes get even higher.

When your company experiences heavy turnover, or you have to replace or add a hard-to-find employee, your business shouldn’t grind to a halt. Or, if your company’s growth means you often have trouble bringing in enough new hires to keep things working at maximum capacity, you need a way to keep that growth moving to maximum potential.

If you find yourself unable to add enough permanent staff to do everything that needs to be done, why not bring in some temporary help to make up the numbers and keep your eye on what’s important? Here are four great reasons your business should consider hiring temporary staff:

  • Seasonal demand – Many businesses have needs that change with a yearly cycle. Accounting firms, for instance, will have higher demand in March than in July. Adding temporary staff maintains your staffing flexibility without holding back your business’s potential. Working with an agency ensures your access to quality talent when demand is high.
  • Assured specialization for less – Temporary staffing is not just about raw employees with basic skills. Many businesses are learning to cut costs by contracting highly qualified specialists like lawyers on an as-needed basis for specific projects, rather than the expense of a full-time legal team. The requirements of a business in Dover aren’t going to be the same as a business in New York City, so why hire like there’s no difference?
  • No-risk evaluation – In many cases, both temporary employees and employers enter their temporary employment situation with an eye on making the relationship permanent. Hiring a temp worker gives you an opportunity to “try before you buy,” and see a potential employee in action. If the temp isn’t perfect, they can still cover the position while you take your time searching for someone who is. In the unlikely event of a worst-case scenario, and you end up with a temp who just doesn’t fit, it’s a no-hassle termination with an immediate pool of replacements.
  • Rapid expansion – Taking off in a big way? Combing through piles of applicants, conducting interviews, and assessing new hires take time away from the crucial work of growing your business. By working with an agency that handles temporary staff, you can add proven workers to bolster your numbers at a critical time.

At Synerfac, we’ve been partnering with top employers for years to make sure their companies are running right. If you’d like to see what we can do for you, contact us anytime!

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