Efficient staffing can be one of the most stressful aspects of any business. In fact, your staff can have a big impact on your bottom line and whilst some employers like the security of having a fleet of full-time employees, in many cases the best way to meet the needs of your business is to hire contract staff. Here are some of the reasons hiring contract staff might be the right solution for your business.
Manage Peaks and Troughs
A major benefit of hiring contract employees is that you get to effectively manage fluctuations in the workload. Demands on your business constantly change, so hiring contract staff (e.g. during peak periods of activity) allows you to bring staff exactly when your business needs them. This way you never have people sitting around with nothing to do and it’s a cost-effective way for your business to get the staff you need.
With contract staff you get access to a lot of talent, without the commitment of a full-time hire. Contract staff work hard to prove themselves and you get to witness and evaluate their potential on the job every single day. Best of all – if you find someone who is a perfect fit for your business, you can offer them full-time work.
Gain Access to Niche Skills
Contract employment helps you gain access to workers with a specialised skill set. So if your business needs a specific set of skills or expert advice for a particular project, the benefit of hiring contract staff is that you gain access to short term talent with niche skills, without having to integrate them into your workforce full-time.
Protect your Workforce
Your core staff members are valuable assets and it’s in your best interest to protect them from overwork, burnout and stress by bringing in additional staff to support them during peak periods. Contract staff will reduce the pressure on your internal resources so that they can continue to work at their peak all year round.
Focus on your Core Business
Staffing can be a headache at times but outsourcing your recruitment work can free you up to focus on more important things. A recruitment agency will take care of every aspect of labour hire from applicant screening to payroll, inductions, workplace health and safety and more. With your recruitment needs taken care of, you’ll be free to focus on your core business.
Excellence in Workforce Management
Another major advantage of hiring contract staff through a labour hire agency is that you get access to state-of-the-art technology to help manage your entire staffing, such as, scheduling, forecasting, budgeting, attendance, performance management and a whole range of tracking, reporting and analysis.
Working with Labourpower, for example, clients have access to the Labourpower Online Portal which delivers a best practice HR workforce management solution with live access to valuable data and comprehensive online reporting capabilities that give clients complete transparency over your entire labour hire operation.
If you would like to discuss the benefits of contract staff for your business, the team at Labourpower is here to discuss getting the right people on-site. Speak to our team today and learn more about how we can effectively meet all your staffing needs.