Temps: A Long Way From the Secretarial Pool
Finding the right employee to fill an open position or a temporary need is often like putting a square peg in a round hole. The best applicants on paper sometimes end up being the worst possible candidate for your company. It can take some trial and error to find just the right fit. That’s where temporary staffing can really help out.
What kind of help is available?
I know what you’re thinking, you don’t need a secretary (who even has those anymore???). You need someone to fill in in your call center, or do marketing while an employee is off on disability or maternity leave. Or maybe you are just starting your boutique business and don’t need a full time IT member on staff. There are countless other areas where you can find help. Look for temps to help in these areas as well:
- Electrical assembly
- Light Industrial
- Office work
- And many more
Some of these areas might surprise you, but with business trending the way it is today, the ability to be flexible and only pay for the services you need can put your business ahead of the competition.
Filling in for vacationing employees or someone out on a medical leave isn’t the only reason to hire a temp. With the variety of services available, you can get expert help where and when you need it, and only for as long as you need it. Need advice on top marketing strategies? Hire an experienced marketing professional for a month. Need help drawing up the legal documents you need to establish your business? Having an attorney on staff and on-site as your own private general counsel for a few weeks would be perfect.
What other benefits are there?
One of the biggest benefits to temporary staffing is knowing that the staff you bring in has already been proven in their field. Agencies train and test applicants, perform background checks and make sure they are going to be able to do the job requested of them.
Another benefit is not having to deal with HR and payroll issues when you need someone for just a week or two. Just the thought of going through the application/resume/interview process sounds exhausting. Then there’s the orientation, training and all that paperwork. If you aren’t ready to hire full-time employees on a permanent basis, temp agencies can help you get the job done without all the red tape. If you work with a national agency, you can find help for all your locations and have one invoice to worry about.
Whatever your staffing needs, you really should consider aligning with a temporary agency. Get your own account rep who can get to know your business and help anticipate your needs. The better the relationship, the better and faster your staffing needs will be met. You can truly get one-stop shopping for all your temporary staffing needs with one phone call. You’re busy, you don’t have time to sort out what company provides what sort of help, let a temp staffing expert do the hard work for you.