how to avoid temporary staffing shortages
Use these methods to avoid temporary staffing shortages in your company.

4 Methods for Avoiding Temporary Staffing Shortages

No matter how long you have been operating your business, there may be times when you find yourself experiencing a staffing shortage. Planning for these temporary staffing shortages ahead of time can help you get through these fallow periods and continue to run your business efficiently. By utilizing multiple methods outlined below, you can guarantee that you are prepared for any future staffing shortages. 

Ask Colleagues and Employees for Referrals

When seeking new employees, you can utilize the existing network around you to find employees you can trust. Your colleagues and employees are already individuals you can trust, and who know what you are looking for. They will likely be able to recommend an employee well-suited to your business. 

Ask Yourself the Following Questions

One of the best ways to avoid temporary staffing shortages is to improve employee retention. To boost your retention, you have to consider what you are doing to make your workplace welcoming and supportive. Ask yourself these questions: 

  • Why would I be drawn to work for my company?
  • How clear are my job descriptions and expectations for employees?
  • What can I offer current employees for referring a successful new candidate?
  • What can I do to invest in employees?

By pushing yourself to be a better employer, you can create a workplace that encourages new applicants and employee retention. 

Focus on Values and Character of Applicants

You may miss out on promising candidates by only focusing on experience and proof of skill. While those qualities are important, you should look for employees that share the same values and value the same characteristics that you do. Employees who share your same work ethic and values are more likely to fit in well with the company culture and meet the expectations of their position, which will encourage them to stay at the company.

Work With a Staffing Agency

Utilizing the resources of a staffing agency such as First Team Staffing can help you be prepared for any temporary staffing shortages. Staffing agencies have a pool of applicants available at any time and have worked with them to polish their resumes and interview skills. Whenever you post a new position, we can put forth several candidates and lead the hiring process. This will save you valuable time as well as help you feel confident in our selections. A staffing agency can help you solve your temporary staffing shortage by providing you with reliable and vetted employees who can pick up the extra work as soon as you need them to. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in 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, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. 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.

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