The Top 5 Reasons to Hire Temporary Staff

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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The_Top_5_Reasons_to_Hire_Temporary_Staff.jpgTemporary workers are important contributors to the business world. They’re valuable assets, so it’s no surprise that millions of companies hire them on a regular basis.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should jump on board and hire temps at your business, then it might help to know some of the reasons to hire temporary staff.

Although there’s an endless list of reasons to hire temporary staff, here are the most significant.

1. You’re Looking to Cut Costs

The vast majority of companies, from small businesses to large conglomerates, are looking to cut costs in a lean market. The less they spend on overhead, the more they can profit. For many, cost savings is one of the top reasons to hire temporary staff.

Doing so can reduce your fixed payroll costs. It can eliminate the need to offer health insurance and other similar benefits. It can significantly reduce the amount of overtime you have to pay for. It can reduce your recruiting and hiring costs to partner with a temp staffing firm for your temp hiring needs. And hiring temps can reduce your onboarding and training costs as well. All around, you save when you hire temps.

2. You Need Specialized Skills

Sometimes, projects will come up that require a specialized skill set, but you might have a skills gap in your office. These are short-term projects, so you don’t necessarily need to hire a new in-house employee with those talents. When this situation occurs, hiring temp workers is the ideal solution. You get the talent you need for the short amount of time you need it, and then you send the temps back to the staffing agency when the project is complete.

3. Your Employees Are Overworked

You know how important morale is to your overall business. Employees who are overworked and overburdened by large workloads get stressed out. This workplace stress can lead to reduced morale, which can hurt efficiency, productivity, and accuracy. It can also increase your risk of a high turnover and lead to many other consequences.

Many companies choose to hire temp workers in order to get the help they need for their overworked employees. As a result, morale remains high and so does productivity.

4. You’re in a Seasonal Business

Seasonal businesses are some of the top hirers of temp workers. When you need a large workforce for a few months out of the year, but very few staff members the rest of the time, it just doesn’t make sense to hire more permanent employees. You’ll be spending unnecessarily on payroll costs later on. Instead, you can benefit from hiring seasonal employees during your busy times and shipping them back when business gets slower. No harm, no foul, no unnecessary payroll costs.

5. You Want to Make More Informed Hiring Decisions

The cost of a bad hire can be more than just financial. Not only do you waste money on recruiting and hiring, but on onboarding and training too. But that’s not all. The consequences of a bad hire can spread throughout your entire company. It can significantly reduce productivity, efficiency, and customer service. It can reduce morale. It can lead to a higher risk of accidents and errors, and more.

Many companies choose to hire temp workers as a way to make more informed hiring decisions. They use thetemporary-to-permanent hiring model offered by many temporary staffing agencies. They test out temps in house for a pre-determined amount of time in order to see their skills and personalities in action. Then, once the trial period is over they can decide if they want to offer full-time employment or if they want to send them back to the staffing agency, all without commitment.

Want to learn even more reasons to hire temporary staff? Contact Liberty Staffing today.

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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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