Every organization comes across those times when there is far more work to do than people available. Whether it is because of a pending project, current employee vacation or leave time or just the ebb and flow of seasonal business, temporary assistance could be the answer.
Temporary staffing solutions can run from a day or two filling in for an ailing clerical staff member to someone who is needed for a yearlong development project, from a laborer to a C-level management member. In recent years, the IT Temporary Staffing services have grown, remaining one of the strongest segments of the staffing industry.
When your company finds itself in need of experienced technical staff, there are a number of advantages to working with an IT Temporary Staffing Service.
Cost: When you hire a temporary service, they are responsible for all of the costs of recruiting, verifying, and paying for the employees. A Temporary Employee works for the agency, not for your company, therefore the agency is responsible for all costs involved with testing, payroll, workers comp, liability insurance, benefits, training, etc.
Time: Rather than spending time on recruitment and a long series of interviews, your company can concentrate on core aspects of the business. The Temporary Service conducts all of the needed recruitment and assessment, presenting you with only the best qualified for position. There will be less time spent training since the agency has pre-screened the candidate for the necessary skills for the assignment.
If the position is expected to last more than six months, it may be more cost effective to hire a full time employee. However, starting someone as a temporary worker will give you the opportunity to assess other variables and see if this person can fit the full-time requirement. Again, you’ll be saving time while having the project proceed.
Flexibility: The flexibility that a temporary IT professional provides allows your company to maintain staffing at optimal levels throughout the year. Utilizing this type of staffing helps avoid under-staffing or over-staffing.
Because Staffing agencies are constantly recruiting candidates, your position can be filled quickly from a qualified pool. The length of the assignment is dependent on the work – when the work is done, the temporary employee is discontinued with no issue on your end.
As mentioned before, the temporary employee is an employee of the agency, not your business. Your company is not liable for workman’s compensation, professional liability, unemployment claims, etc. That all falls under the purview of the IT Staffing Service.
There are staffing agencies that recruit for a wide variety of positions and industries. Many have certain specialties that would best suit your requirements. It you need a technology expert to assist your organization or project, look to an IT Staffing Service. They will have the largest talent pool to draw on which will give you access to the best and most talented candidate for your position.
If you are still hesitant about hiring temporary staff, consider this. Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Illinois, Joe Broschak, did a study of temporary employees a few years ago. His finding showed that, “On average, these temporary workers displayed better performance relative to goals compared to their full-time counterparts.” Should the employee become permanent, Broschak reported that “they continued to become better workers after becoming permanent.”