Let’s face it. Today’s economy is still pretty uncertain.
But you have a business to run and orders to get out the door. One of the most effective ways you can meet those demands – without adding to your fixed overhead expenses – is through temporary staffing.
If you’re like some employers, though, you may be wary of bringing temporary help into the mix. You’ve either had a bad experience or heard horror stories through the friend of a friend. But the fact of the matter is that temporary staffing is growing by leaps and bounds across the country. And it wouldn’t be doing that if it was all bad, right?
So to give you the truth on temporary staffing, here’s a look at four common myths and the real facts:
Myth #1: Temporary Workers Are All Either Receptionists or Warehouse Workers.
Fact: Yes, it’s true that many temporary staffing agencies can provide you with skilled administrative or industrial workers. But they can deliver a whole lot more than that too. Temporary help is available in pretty much every field, including IT, healthcare, accounting, legal, and even executive level consultants.
Myth #2: Temporary Staffing is Too Expensive.
Fact: The simple truth is that temporary staffing agencies can fill temporary positions faster and in a more cost-efficient manner than most companies can do on their own. This is even more so the case if you’re in regular need of temporary help.
Besides delivering workers, temporary staffing agencies can also work with you to develop a strategic staffing plan. This offers a more flexible approach to staffing so you always have just the right amount of people on hand, where and when you need them.
Myth #3: Temporary Employees Can’t Get a Job on Their Own…So They Go Through Temp Agencies.
Fact: Reputable staffing agencies have rigorous processes in place to recruit, screen, interview, and test workers, all to ensure you have access to a quality supply of talent. Many times too, staffing agencies offer guarantees on the people they provide. So if you’re not happy, you get your money back.
Myth #4: Temporary Staffing is All Agencies Do.
Fact: Most Spokane staffing agencies, like Provisional, offer a mix of services, including temporary staffing, temp-to-hire staffing, contract staffing, payrolling, project staffing, on-site staffing, and direct hire staffing. So if you find the right firm to work with, you can look to them to meet a variety of your staffing needs…not just your need for temporary help.
Interested in Learning More About Leveraging the Power of Temporary Staffing?
Let us know. As one of Spokane, Washington’s leading temporary staffing agencies, Provisional Recruiting & Staffing Services has been a trusted source of quality personnel and staffing programs for over 15 years in the Inland Northwest. Contact Provisional today to learn more about all that we can do for you!