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DO YOU NEED REASONS TO UTILIZE STAFFING OR CONTINGENT LABOR? STAFFING 101 A SERIES WRITTEN BY MELISSA POWELL, PHR.

Although each organization or company has different pain points when budgeting and completing staffing forecasts the overall costs to operate can be reduced with contingent labor. A well-executed service level agreement with a staffing services company will allow businesses to mitigate risks, reduce the cost of hiring, retain valuable employees while gaining knowledge, skills, and abilities from subject matter experts. For leaders, hiring managers, and departments here are a few reasons to encourage buy-in, the use, and retention of staffing services. 

 

Reason 1: Viable businesses now have opportunities to mitigate risks caused by historical racist or sexist hiring and recruiting practices by utilizing a diverse staffing service supplier. We can agree companies that are doing business with minority communities, have a product to sell or interest will benefit from diverse staffing services. 

 

Reason 2: Economic volatility can be addressed with a simple solution. Small and medium-sized companies can save significantly on the largest factor to a company’s budget, human capital. Wages, salaries, worker’s compensation, taxes, and benefits are all costs reduced significantly by hiring a staffing agency.  

 

Reason 3: The try before you by concept, although employer-focused the mantra is widely used within the staffing industry. The concept should be reciprocal for potential employees, contractors, or business partners which can glimpse into leadership, culture, processes, and policies before committing to long-term or direct hire employment terms. 

 

Reason 4: Employers should hire contingent staff for projects. Why interrupt the daily duties or overwhelm existing employees? Contractors do not need to be trained on company processes and procedures when completing projects. Duties and responsibilities can be specific to certain tasks within a specific time period reducing overall costs.

 

Reason 5: Contractors can be utilized when developing a new product or service. For example, maybe your employer will add accounting or marketing services utilizing subject matter experts through a staffing agency ensuring regular operations are not affected. 

 

Stay tuned for my next article regarding human resources and employment-focused subjects in the series, Staffing 101.

 

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