Most people are able to quickly recognize the value of long-term employees who have been with a company 10, 20, 30 years, but did you know we have seen a drastic rise in temporary workers because of the benefits they bring to the team?
Let’s explore a few of the main advantages:
Temporary employees provide employers with the flexibility to easily adjust to changes in the workload by adding and deducting support as needed without having to add full-time salaries or make layoffs. They may also enable companies to access specific talent profiles that they don’t possess internally for a given period of time.
When a company has a need for additional support due to a change in production, special projects, or seasonal work, a temporary worker can support the team. A temporary worker may also be the solution for a sudden departure. Human Resources may search for a permanent solution while the workflow isn’t being jeopardized.
In addition, temporary workers may be a valuable resource for long-term absences, such as maternity or medical leave, military duty or sabbatical. Temporary workers provide you with the flexibility and convenience you need to make smooth transitions without interfering with business activities.
Temporary workers are a cost-effective option because the staffing agency is responsible for undertaking the responsibility of recruiting, screening, skills testing, hiring workers, payroll, taxes, unemployment, workers’ compensation insurance and benefits.
In general, employees are paid only for hours worked, so companies do not have to pay a salary for full-time employment. It may also be cost-effective to hire temporary workers while a permanent employee is out for long-term disability, vacation or maternity leave.
In addition, instead of hiring someone and laying them off when you no longer have that same work load, you can help the employee have a smooth transition out of the company.
Hiring a temporary employee may provide the employee as well as the employer with time to evaluate if the position and company are the right fit. This can give either or both sides a smoother transition out of the company if they decide it’s not the best fit, or an easy transition to permanent employment. Hiring temporary employees may also be an effective way of getting work done while searching for a full-time candidate.
Focus on bottom line
When you hire a temporary employee, they are actually an employee of the staffing agency. TRN is responsible for recruiting, screening, skills testing, hiring workers, payroll, taxes, unemployment, workers’ compensation insurance and benefits. This also includes the finances associated with these tasks. By handling these time-consuming processes, the employer is free to focus on their core business responsibilities.
Done successfully, supplementing permanent employees with temporary employees is a strategic process. Temporary work is not always the answer, but it’s important to recognize when and why temporary workers are preferred. It’s imperative to evaluate your business needs and the situation to determine the most effective approach.
If you think a temporary or contract position is right for you, but you don’t have the bandwidth to handle all the details, consider partnering with The Reserves Network. We have qualified, reliable, skilled workers ready to work for you.