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How to Use Temporary Help to Meet Year-End Goals

Finding talent in the current market is challenging and not every employer can add to their headcount. Below you will find the tips to leverage temps to hit your year-end goals.
How to Use Temporary Help to Meet Year-End Goals

As the end of the year approaches, employers may find themselves with more work than they have the resources to complete. Staffing firms offer a solution by providing short-term help to get the job done without overburdening your existing employees. In this blog post, we will discuss ways that staffing firms can reduce risk in finding the right person and how to leverage staffing firms to overcome budget or headcount limits.

Reducing Risk

When hiring someone for a short-term project, it is important to consider the risks involved. The last thing you want is for the project to be delayed because of issues with the new hire. Staffing firms can help reduce the risk of hiring someone who is not a good fit for the position. They will work with you to identify your specific needs and then find candidates who meet those criteria. Staffing firms like The Contingent Plan handle all of the paperwork and HR compliance so you can be confident that everything is being done correctly.

Working with a staffing form also provides the flexibility to try out candidates before you hire them. Putting someone in a temporary role sets clear expectations that the role could end at any time, but also gives the person the ability to show they can do the role. A great staffing firm will create flexible arrangements like this to enable you to minimize risks in the hiring process with any candidate while keeping the candidate engaged throughout.

Overcome Headcount Limits

Another benefit of working with staffing firms is that they can help you overcome budget or headcount limits. If your company has a strict budget for headcount, working with a staffing firm allows you to bring in additional resources without violating those limits. This is because the staffing firm pays the employee, not your company. Staffing firms can also help if your company has a headcount limit but still needs to get work done. In this case, you can use temporary help to supplement your existing workforce and avoid going over your limit.

Prevent Employee Burnout

If your employees are showing signs of burnout, it's important to take action before it's too late. One way to do this is by leveraging short-term temporary help. Staffing firms can provide you with the additional manpower you need to complete your project while keeping your employees engaged and not burned out.

This approach will also unlock a talent market that you have overlooked when only filling roles on a long-term basis. There are lots of candidates out there that only want to work on consulting or project basis. You don't have access to these candidates when filling roles on a permanent basis.  And, for many employers, keeping their existing talent happy is most important. Thus, adding temps to provide your existing team the balance they need is an effective way to meet those year-end goals.  

How to Get Started

If you're interested in leveraging staffing firms to help meet your company's year-end goals, the first step is to identify which roles you need to be filled and what skills and experience are required for each one. Once you have that information, reach out to a few different staffing firms in your area and request proposals from each one outlining their services and rates. From there, compare proposals and choose the firm that you feel best meets your needs.

Finding extra help to meet your company's goals doesn't have to be complicated or expensive—in fact, partnering with a staffing firm is often a cost-effective solution that can save you time and energy in the long run. So if you find yourself falling short this year, consider using staffing firms as a way to get the extra support you need without breaking the bank or overburdening your existing staff.

Using short-term temporary help from a staffing firm is an effective way to meet year-end goals without overburdening your existing employees. Staffing firms can reduce the risk in finding the right person and help you overcome budget or headcount limits.

If you are considering using a staffing firm to meet your year-end goals, contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and provide customized proposals. Submit your information below and one of our team members will be in touch to talk about how we may be able to help your business meet its year-end goals.