The state of being fully staffed can seem like a daydream for many businesses. Being understaffed is such a common state of existence for many teams that it becomes part of the culture. Employees are overworked and managers are under constant stress to hire and manage turnover to get business-critical work done consistently. Project and workload peaks and valleys can make hiring seem like a deadly cycle, when finding the right people for the right lengths of time can always seem out of reach. But that’s not ideal. Being fully staffed is achievable, and it’s of real benefit to your teams and your business.
Here are 3 things you can start doing today to help you achieve a more regular and fully staffed team.
1. Get Help When and Where You Need It
As an employer, you know how time-consuming and expensive hiring a full-time employee can be. Making the wrong hire can cost you more than you might realize. But by partnering with a staffing service to identify and recruit the right temp workers, you can be sure to have the support you need when you need it without the risk of making the wrong hire. A staffing firm has the knowledge and talent pool to quickly match applicants with openings. It’s all about finding the best fit.
2. Reduce Your Workload – Up Level Your Work
Staffing can seem like extra busy work. Just think of the hours lost to interviewing bad candidates, digging through resumes, and onboarding new hires. But without someone focused on bringing new talent into your business, you inevitably lose employees to natural turnover, quickly leading to overworked teams and understaffed companies.
Partnering with a staffing agency can be extremely valuable because they handle the heavy lifting of hiring, freeing you up to focus on the big picture. For example, the background screening process alone can be lengthy and resource consuming. But by working with a staffing service, you are better able to focus on your product or solutions and simplify your workforce management process. This reduces cost and time to hire, as well as excess overtime, and stress on your core team. All these benefits make the business of hiring simpler, more flexible to meet your unique needs, and overall less stressful. For you and for your team.
3. Don’t Shy Away from Temporary Contracts
Temporary staffing is a perfect match for many employers because the length of contract can be so flexible. Whether you’re looking to fill a position that’s open due to a sudden project, or to cover for an FTE on leave, temporary staffing offers different lengths of employment for your different needs. With staffing management options like the ones provided by USPRO, you can focus on your business goals.