Is Temp Staffing Right for Your Business?

Is Temp Staffing Right for Your Business?

For many businesses with cyclical or seasonal demand shifts, temporary staffing can be a critical, and cost-effective, part of their business strategy. Supplementing your staff with additional, temporary staff supports your full-time workers and helps increase efficiency and output, especially during high demand or peak times.

To find the right, qualified talent for temporary positions, Peoplelink Staffing can help. With over 35 years of experience providing staffing solutions for businesses, we are experts in identifying the right temporary talent across industries.


What is Temporary Staffing?


Temporary staff are employees who join an organization to fill a short-term business need. Contract workers are often employed for the same purpose, but they are independent businesses (LLCs or sole proprietors) instead of individuals employed by your organization or a staffing agency.

There are many benefits of bringing temporary workers into your organization. The right mix of full-time and temporary workers can help your business save money, maximize efficiency, and expand your talent pool.

When you hire a temporary worker, their compensation may be more or less than similar positions in your current workforce, but you save money on additional benefits. Typically, temporary workers qualify for health insurance and other benefits offered by the staffing agency rather than company-paid benefits.

Temporary workers help maximize your company’s efficiency and output. When you work with a staffing agency, you have access to a pool of pre-screened and qualified temporary workers. This saves your HR and internal resources time in finding the right candidate. Temporary workers can also support your existing staff with the skills they need. If a project is impeded by a skill gap or lack of available time from existing staff, a temporary worker can fill that gap. They can bring a project back on track or help focus your other employees on more critical matters.


When to Use Temporary Staffing


According to the American Staffing Association, nearly three million temporary and contract employees work for staffing companies in the US during an average week. This huge pool of temporary workers assists businesses with a range of needs from managing seasonal fluctuations, to special projects and sudden workforce gaps.

Supplementing your staff during high-demand periods is the primary reason businesses employ temporary staffing. However, other companies rely on temporary staff to fill critical roles when a full-time employee is on leave or to bring a specific, needed skill to a project.

According to a recent Indeed study, 62% of employers say they have trouble finding candidates with the right skills. Temporary workers through a staffing agency are a productive solution to this complex problem for hiring managers and HR.


The Peoplelink Staffing Difference


Peoplelink Staffing has been providing innovative staffing solutions for over 35 years. We have placed over 150,000 workers in full-time and temporary positions. Our clients consistently return to us for their staffing needs, and this loyalty is visible through our growth over the years. We operate over fifty office locations throughout the United States and have twice been named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing U.S. companies.

Peoplelink fosters positive coworker relationships in the workplace. We are committed to finding the right temporary talent that will fit seamlessly with your current staff and culture.

If you are seeking temporary workers to supplement your workforce, whether it is for last-minute fill-ins, vacation coverage, project specialists, or seasonal help, Peoplelink can provide a solution for you. All temporary workers we recommend are personally interviewed, skills tested, and reference checked by our expert recruiters to ensure the right fit for your company.


How to Get Started


Temporary staffing can be a cost-effective and efficient supplement to your existing staff. With temporary staffing, your business can be prepared for seasonal changes in demand, skill gaps, and labor shortages.

Reach out today to start the conversation and take proactive steps to set your organization up for success.