The Importance of Temporary Staff Members at the Workplace
Meeting project goals and deadlines requires having the right number of people available to work. Often, employers need to add to existing staff to achieve these expectations but may not need long-term support. That’s when adding temporary staff members can be vital. There are a few core advantages to adding temp staff to your business.
Add Function to Existing Staff and Versatility
Temporary staff members help meet the employer’s functional needs, improving operation management. These employees may fill in for ill full-time staff or help fill a vacancy while the team seeks a permanent solution. They can not only fill in for current employees, but they may offer new skills that the organization may only need for a short period. They can also fill positions that may not be required for much longer, such as those being phased out due to reorganization in the coming months.
Saving on Costs
Temp staff requires payment of salary, workers’ compensation, and overtime pay as applicable. However, it does not require paying medical and dental benefits, time off, retirement, or other benefits the company pays for permanent employees. In some situations, employers offer higher wages to those temporary workers because they don’t receive these extra benefits. Higher wages are offset by the savings but still attract quality candidates.
Avoid The Lengthy Hiring Process
In a competitive job market, it’s difficult to source talent, especially for highly skilled positions. One of the core benefits of temporary staff members is that the sourcing comes from a talent agency that makes it their job to bring in the best possible people to complete projects. That saves in-house human resource departments from doing that work. Often, when the temp staff is working to meet the company’s goals and truly fits the culture, the company may hire that individual as permanent staff.
Reducing Training Costs
Temporary staff members often have the necessary skills to complete the work due to experience in the field or initial training from the talent agency. That means they can get into the position and start working without delay and with higher productivity than a new-off-the-street hire that may take weeks to get caught up in those skills.
Meet Demand When Needed and Find Great Talent
Perhaps the biggest advantage is to the company’s bottom line. With temp staff on board, the company can meet its goals and impress its customers. Being short-handed and or lacking the specific skills of an employee can harm a company’s long-term relationship with customers. In this way, hiring temporary workers may reduce the risk of not hitting expectations or goals with clients.
Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution
First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee and Florida, located in Nashville, La Vergne, Mount Juliet, and Tampa. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.