Pros and Cons of Temporary Staffing
According to the US Department of Labor, bad hiring decisions can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings. More than 66% of companies experienced negative effects of bad hires. In our current market, both temporary staffing and permanent staffing solutions are much needed, but each has their pros and cons. The best hiring method should be chosen based on the type, resources and goal of your organization.

Pros and Cons of Temporary Staffing

The Pros – Benefits of Temporary Staffing

Temporary staffing ensures that short-term tasks are completed by very skilled workers, without having to hire them as permanent employees. These employees can quickly refresh an organization with their new views, strategies, and creativity, as they complete specific needs that are not part of the usual business operations. It’s economical, fast, and dynamic. You can also avoid big useless expenses.
Temporary staffing should be used when not all tasks should be handled by the same employees – especially when flexibility is required. When a more specific skill is required, the company must seek short-term collaborations. Avoiding hiring only long-term workers will reduce the costs significantly, avoiding all the added expenses, such as payrolls and benefits. You also have a less lengthy selection process to deal with when hiring temporary employees.
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The Cons – Disadvantages of Temporary Staffing

Short-term recruits will not be familiar with your company, goals, and strategies. There cannot be a real commitment to the firm, since they’re there only for an ‘episode’. Their goal is lighter and their mission will be shorter. Businesses can’t thrive solely based on this temporary staffing model.

Here’s why you may want to consider permanent staffing instead:

Hiring permanent staff ensures that the key roles within a company are being covered. Professional permanent placement solutions exist to provide the most valuable and skilled workers for such positions. Permanent staffing companies always keep an eye on the long-term goal of the hiring organization, as they need to find candidates able to work for years on end with the same employer to reach those goals. They make it possible to retain employees for a longer time and satisfy their career goals, too. Candidates with a short-term focus are excluded by the permanent staffing services.
The usual contemporary business model has companies reaching out to permanent placement services to help them make the right selection for key positions, then companies will fill out the flexible roles with short-term workers. Most agencies recommend a mix of the temporary staffing and permanent staffing, as firms consider that full-time and temporary employment work best together.

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