The economy is recovering, business is picking up, and your financial picture is starting to look better and better. But there’s still plenty of uncertainty out there – causing you to rethink whether you really need to hire or not. On the one hand, you’d be able to take on more work; on the other hand, you’d be adding to your fixed overhead.
What can you do?
High Cost of Benefits.
Limit your benefits expenses by using temporary employees. Most temporaries received some benefits through the staffing company.
With temporary workers, you can audition potential full-time employees. You can get a sense of their attitude, work ethic, and skill level, all in a true work setting. As a result, you can reduce the risk of making a hiring mistake.
You may have a project with a tight turnaround and need some extra help during a certain time period. Temporary staffing can help you complete projects on time and on budget. And once the project is done, you can simply release the temporaries.
Gone are the days of temporary staffing agencies only placing clerical or warehouse workers. Today, you can access workers on a temporary basis with a variety of skills, from accounting to IT.
Seasonal Up-ticks in Demand.
If you know your company is considerably busier during certain times of the year, you can plan ahead with temporary staffing.
Rather than paying your core staff overtime, consider bringing in temporary help instead. You’ll not only avoid expensive overtime, but you’ll also help limit employee burnout.
While temporary staffing certainly won’t solve every business problem you face, it does offer a variety of solutions to many challenges. If you’d like to learn more about how temporary staffing can help your Spokane, Washington company, please contact Provisional.