8 Nov

Hire Temporary Workers to Complete Projects on Time and on Budget

Posted by Kirsten Quarman

If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably heard a lot about temporary employment. There’s been a major shift in Canada towards outsourcing work in the last few years, and for good reason.

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Temporary workers can offer employers many benefits—especially when it comes to deadlines and budgets. Instead of stressing about whether or not you’re going to meet your project quotas in time, consider hiring temporary workers to help your business succeed.

Navigate Your Busy Seasons

Nearly every business experiences busy seasons, which can be great news for your bottom line. However, it can also be a cause of stress when it comes to hiring. You need more hands on deck to prevent your employees from being overworked, but you also have no room in your budget to hire additional full-time employees. What can you do?

Temporary workers are a great solution to this problem. They offer employers more flexibility when they need support on a short-term basis.

Instead of dealing with reduced productivity or burned out employees, supplement your team with skilled, dedicated temporary workers during your busy seasons. This way, you won’t have to commit to payroll costs when things start to slow down, and you won’t have to lay off any full-time employees, either.

Gain Specialized Talent

Your in-house employees are great at what they do, but sometimes your company may be given the opportunity to work on a special project that you may not have all of the skills or resources to complete. Instead of turning down this new venture, turn to temporary workers to fill in the gaps.

There are many skilled professionals with the knowledge and experience to get the job done right in the temporary market.

When you work with recruiters for your hiring needs, their wide networks of professionals ensure you’ll have access to experienced temporary employees to support your project and complete it on time.

Reduce Your Risk

When hiring a new full-time employee, the risk is always there that you’ll end up with a candidate who isn’t a great fit. Not only does this cost your company money when you need to start the hiring process all over again, it can slow down productivity and cause issues and tension within your team. Projects may be delayed.

A high turnover rate can be devastating for your organization, but it can be difficult to find the time to go through a thorough vetting process when hiring. When hiring temporary employees, your risk of making a bad hire is reduced.

With temporary workers, you’ll have the opportunity to see them in action, without any final commitment or financial repercussions if they don’t work out. If their skills are a perfect fit for your company, the option is always there to offer them a permanent role.

Hire Faster

When you have a project to complete, time can be a major issue. You may need more help than expected, and when this happens, you might not have the time to go through a thorough hiring process.

When you partner with a recruitment agency, the temporary workers you’ll interview will already be pre-screened and vetted to ensure they have the qualifications and skills to work on your project. By partnering with recruiters, you can feel confident in your new hires without having to commit to a lengthy hiring process.  

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Topics: Recruiting

Kirsten Quarman

Kirsten has 25 years of global recruitment experience, working for global and national staffing companies. As Vice President, Western Canada for Talentcor, Kirsten oversees our Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg branches. Some of her specialties include administrative, light industrial, skilled trades, sales & marketing, customer service, supply chain, accounting, human resources, insurance, and legal. Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys mastering new skills and achieving goals she sets for herself each year, like learning new sports and exercising.

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