The most important element in a business is its people. For any business, big or small, complete staff is essential for success. Hiring the wrong people could mean a disaster for its operations until the mistake is corrected (by either firing the employee or providing ample training).
Regardless of the industry, another essential element to ensuring business success is the proper management of staff, and the heart of this is cost-effectiveness. If there are too many people, the business’s operating costs will go up. Lacking team members will cause your people to multi-task most of the time, which can be detrimental to their health and morale.
The happy balance lies in hiring temporary employees when necessary, and for this, you go to a company that provides general labor staffing services. Working with such a company gives you the following advantages:
It is efficient because they do the demanding job for you—they look for potential workers, call them for the interview, do the interview, and send qualified applicants over to you.
You eliminate the need for a full human resources department who is supposed to do what the staffing agency is doing.
The staffing company takes the mundane task of reviewing resumes off the hands of the managers; therefore, allowing them to focus on other important tasks that directly affect the business.
Smaller companies with limited resources are seeing the value of having a fluid workforce where only the essential personnel are on board for a project. This reduces the strain on the company’s finances as the cost is reduced. After a project, the temps’ assignment is complete. They can move on to the next project, and so does the company.
Taxes and Insurance
When some of your staff members are temps provided by a staffing company, certain taxes and insurance responsibilities fall on with that provider. This is especially important if a temp has to be terminated or suddenly leaves the post. They cannot make any claims against the company they’re working for temporarily.
If your company requires certain expertise for a particular project, the staffing company will go through its database and look for a candidate that’s a fit for your needs. They’ll work out salary packages, schedules, expected output, and other details with the potential temp worker. This is the route chosen by many companies, as they have seen the cost-effectiveness of the partnership. Even in the industrial sector, the majority of the labor force come from a staffing company.
Finding the right company
Most staffing companies have a database of potential employees. What’s important is that they serve your particular industry. The right company will provide you with the names of qualified candidates for your project. They would have checked each applicant’s records, references, and insurance. It’s important that it’s clear what you’re looking for in terms of experience, expertise, and other qualifications.
Legal matters matter
Before you start hiring, make sure all legal matters are covered and settled. Things such as taxes to be paid, payroll responsibilities, and insurance coverage must be documented and signed.
Finding a good staffing agency is not as difficult as finding the right employee. Sit down with them, do an interview, and give it a try. If your first try together is successful, you’re in luck because you can rely on them.