16 Jun The Benefits of Hiring Contract Workers
Right now, it is more important than ever to stay attuned to the trends and changes in your industry. Successfully managing the future of your company will require flexibility and willingness to adopt new strategies.
Upwork’s 4th Annual Future Workforce Report found that, “as a result of COVID-19, nearly half (47%) of hiring managers are more likely to hire independent professionals in the future than they were prior to the crisis.” There are many reasons hiring managers will opt for independent workers.
Read the full report here.
Benefits of utilizing a staffing firm to hire contract workers:
Adaptability/Flexibility in Unstable Times
We are in an unprecedented time of change and uncertainty. A position you urgently need filled this week, might become entirely obsolete in three months’ time. Working with a staffing firm gives you the power to quickly ramp up staff levels as needed. Equally important, it allows you to end assignments without dealing with complex legal responsibilities.
Right now, many companies are in need of specialized, short-term solutions. If your company doesn’t have the specific talent profile needed, a contract hire is an ideal solution. By utilizing temporary staffing, you can give your current employees the freedom to focus more on their core roles, and find an independent professional precisely tailored to the work you need done.
Hiring contract workers will allow you to effortlessly manage the ebbs and flows of your business, giving you the opportunity to thrive in this constantly evolving marketplace.
Working with a staffing agency to hire contract workers allows you to redirect your valuable time and resources away from the multi-step hiring process. When you contract out the recruiting, screening, skills testing, hiring, payroll, taxes, unemployment, workers’ compensation insurance, and managing benefits, you leave more time for your company’s real mission. Let your talent acquisition, human resources, accounting, finance, etc. departments focus on planning and implementing the next right steps forward.
A Trial Run for You and Your New Employee
Often, the new employee you’ve hired is a perfect fit for your company. But sometimes they aren’t. This is where hiring contract workers is a major benefit. It allows for an “audition” of a potential new employee. You get to see firsthand how they communicate and deliver, while they get to experience the company culture, the commute, and their managers/coworkers. If the employee is a fit, you’ve had a chance to get to know them and how they work before fully committing. Plus, they’ve had time to acclimate to your company environment, making the transition into a full-time role smoother. However, if it doesn’t work out, no promises were made and there is no complex process to sever the working relationship. Win-win situation!
Build a Diverse Workforce
As engaged members of a community, it is a company’s responsibility to actively promote diversity within their employee pool. Because cultural diversity is important. It can provide many benefits including greater productivity, improved creativity, increased profits, higher employee engagement, reduced employee turnover, improved company reputation, a wider range of skills, and valuable cultural insights. In order to build and maintain a diverse environment, companies need to review many different candidates. Accessing top industry talent takes a significant amount of time and resources. When you outsource this process to a staffing firm, you are able to find the best talent across all different communities and experiences.
Now, more than ever, it is important to find ways to adapt to the current climate. Work with us at PsiNapse to help make your company’s growth painless and its changes exciting.
How Can PsiNapse Help You?
We want to give back, build strong partnerships, and help with the transition back to onsite work, so we’re offering significantly reduced mark-ups and rates on direct hire, RPO, employee of record payroll, and contract placements.