Stop Worrying about Employing Temporary Workers. Use a Canadian Staffing Agency

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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Stop_Worrying_about_Employing_Temporary_Workers_Use_a_Canadian_Staffing_Agency.jpgRecruiting, hiring, managing, and employing temporary workers on your own isn’t usually worth it. You put a lot of time, effort, and money into hiring them, yet they’ll leave your workplace in just a few short weeks or months. The return on investment just isn’t there.

However, employing temporary workers is worth it. Temps can improve your staffing flexibility, they can bring in special talents that you don’t have in house, they can take the stress off of your current workers, they can reduce your payroll and overtime costs, and so much more. 

Wouldn’t it be nice to get all of these benefits of hiring temps, but without the drawbacks of having to hire them yourself? You can, by using a Canadian staffing agency for your temp hiring needs. Here’s why it’s your best bet when employing temporary workers.

Recruiters Will Take Care of the Legwork

So much time goes into a typical in-house hiring process. It can take several months for you to write a job description, wait enough time for applicants to see your ad and apply, to review all resumes, to interview candidates, to skills test and background check, and to call up references before making a final decision. You could potentially spend more time finding a temp worker than they’d actually spend working at your company.

But when you work with a Canadian staffing firm, you’ll get to choose from pre-screened and pre-approved candidates. The recruiters will have all of the legwork already done, so all you have to do is jump in at end to make a final hiring decision. It’s the easiest way to hire temporary workers.

The Staffing Agency Will Manage the Temps

It’s also quite a burden on your administrative team when you’re employing temporary workers. They constantly have to onboard new workers, put them into your payroll system, make sure they’re trained, make sure they’re compliant, and make sure their HR needs are dealt with. Again, when they’re only with you for a short time, this burden might seem like too much.

When you’re employing temporary workers through a Canadian staffing agency, however, these burdens won’t be on your shoulders in house. The staffing agency will be the temps’ legal employer, so its employees will take care of all aspects of managing them.

Reduce Your Risks

The same risks apply whether you’re hiring temporary or permanent workers. Hire unproductive, lazy temps and you’ll face reduced productivity, lowered efficiency, lowered morale, and higher turnover costs. You might also face higher risks of accidents and errors, theft, and other consequences.

You can reduce your risks by partnering with a Canadian staffing agency, though. Recruiters are fully trained and experienced, so they know what characteristics make great temps and they know how to spot lazy workers. They also perform in-depth background checks and even do skills testing to ensure that you’re only hiring the best temporary workers in the industry, thus reducing your risks of hiring. Plus, you can even try before you buy, too.

Reduce Your Costs

Recruiting and hiring comes with certain costs as well. You might have to pay to get your ads out into the world. You might have to pay to perform drug tests, skills tests, or background checks. You’ll have to pay for training, too. And the time it takes to recruit, hire, and manage temp workers translates into quite a hefty sum of money. But when you work with a Canadian staffing agency, you’ll only have to pay one transparent and cost-effective fee, and the agency will take care of all of the additional costs.

Contact Liberty Staffing to work with a partner that can effectively handle your temporary staffing needs.

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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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