5 Problems You Can Solve with Temporary Staffing

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By Lisa Hutchinson

Topics: Temporary Staffing


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5_Problems_You_Can_Solve_with_Temporary_StaffingAs a business owner, you’re constantly solving problems. When issues arise, your employees look to you for answers. You’re the fixer. But you don’t want to spend all of your time fixing problems, especially when it comes to staffing. You have better things to do. Core responsibilities need to be handled and you can’t be focused on tedious scheduling predicaments.

Luckily, you can kill five birds with one stone when you invest in temporary staffing. Temp staffing can be the solution to your workforce issues—in fact, it can even eliminate them.

If you’ve never considered temporary staffing for your business, now is a great time to start, because it can be your saving grace. Here are five problems you can easily solve with the flexible workforce you’ll get thanks to temp staffing.

Demand Fluctuations

It can be difficult to stay fully staffed when your demand fluctuates. You might have specific busy seasons, like the holidays, or you might just face some sudden influxes of work every once in a while. But since you know that the high demand won’t last, it wouldn’t be financially responsible for you to hire extra permanent workers.

You just need extra hands to help with the increased demand—not to stay around after it’s done. With temporary staffing, you can have a full crew when demand is high and send your temps back to the staffing agency when things start to slow down again. There’s no financial risk involved, only perks for your organization.

High Turnover

Just about every organization has that one position that’s hard to keep filled. It seems like you’re always hiring someone new to take over for someone who has left, but in the meantime, the work is stalled. Instead of allowing the work to be left undone while you find someone to take over, you can keep productivity high with a temp worker. A qualified temp employee can fill in while you search for someone to take over so you’re not stuck with an empty position that hurts your business.

Special Projects

Every once in a while a special project will need to be completed that’s outside of your regular scope of work. Your full-time staff members already have their hands full with their own duties and responsibilities and they might not have the qualifications needed to get the special job done. With temporary staffing, you can get temps with a wide variety of specific skills, education, and experience who can handle whatever work you need done. You won’t have to add an extra burden on your staff or pay for overtime, and once the project is done, the temp leaves and business keeps running as usual.

Rising Labour Costs

Hiring full-time, permanent employees is becoming more and more costly, with an increase in wages, plus benefits, RRSP contributions, health care, sick days and vacation days, and other benefits and training. Even the largest and most financially stable companies can feel the pinch of new permanent hires.

You can easily solve this problem with temporary staffing. You don’t have to worry about all the hidden costs of hiring. You get a qualified worker that’s already trained for the job and you don’t have to pay any benefits or perks.

Being Short Staffed

Every company has dealt with being short staffed at one point or another. Employees take leaves, call in sick, or go on vacation all the time. Although these absences are a regular part of business, being short staffed can still hurt your business.

To make sure that business can keep running smoothly as usual in spite of these absences, invest in temporary staffing. You’ll get extra hands on all those empty shifts so your profits don’t have to suffer.

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Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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