The staffing industry is not what it used to be. Not that
long ago, most employers viewed "temp help" as a "necessary
evil"--a last resort when a fill-in was needed for a
But not anymore. Temporary staffing has become a sophisticated
part of HR management used to supply just-in-time talent to
all levels of an organization. When used strategically,
staffing can greatly enhance your company's productivity
and profitability--even in a tough economy.
So if your way of thinking about the staffing industry could
use a little updating, take a read through this quick article
which debunks five common staffing myths.
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The Challenge: Overcoming 5 Common Staffing Misconceptions
The 60 Second Solution:
Myth #1: Staffing firms are too expensive.
Fact: Staffing firms should save you money. By allowing
you to better match your workforce to your work load,
staffing firms can dramatically reduce labor costs. They can
also help you eliminate overtime expenses, reduce benefits
cost, and simplify personnel administration. And when you
need to hire a full-time employee, you can leverage a
staffing firm's recruiting expertise and economies of scale
to quickly and cost-effectively access the talented
candidates you need.
Myth #2: Temps are all secretaries.
Fact: Temporary employees now work in virtually every
industry and increasingly include highly skilled professionals.
In fact, the fastest growing segments of the staffing
industry are for professional positions, including: medical,
technical, legal and executive-level professionals. Staffing
firms can provide on-demand expertise to tackle mission-critical
projects--for a lot less cost than hiring a consultant.
Myth #3: You can't hire a good employee through a staffing firm.
Fact: Staffing firms use rigorous screening, interviewing,
skills testing and background / reference check processes to
ensure the quality of talent they supply. And unlike an
individual you recruit on your own, a staffing service's
candidate comes with a guarantee.
Myth #4: Staffing firms only provide "temps."
Fact: Today's staffing suppliers offer a wide variety of
services that can be customized to suit your workforce needs,
including: temporary help, direct hire, temp-to-hire,
contract staffing and payrolling services. Many staffing
firms also provide more strategic workforce management solutions
such as on-site supervision and vendor management systems.
Myth #5: Temps are only good for "fill-ins."
Fact: Beyond filling in for vacations or illnesses,
employers regularly use temporary and contract employees
to: provide extra support during busy times; staff special
short-term projects; access specialized talent; and evaluate
talent for permanent positions.
These are just a few examples of the many ways employers
are using temporary staffing as a strategic business tool.
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