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Have you taken another look at your workforce needs for 2018? Do you have projects in the coming months that could benefit from additional talent? You may be worried about adding new employees to your company, but you don’t have to have that fear of commitment. Using contingent labor can help your company succeed, if you’re using it the right way. Before you call your contingent workforce partner, here are some things to consider.

  • Is Your Workforce Flexible?

Flexibility is the name of the game for those interested in working with the contingent labor force. They are looking for short-term jobs or flexible contractor schedules to fit into their lifestyle, so why not tap into that resource when you’re looking to bring someone on board for a short period of time?

  • What Are the Day to Day Costs?

While your company will pay the staffing provider a fee for the services of your contingent workers, all costs are absorbed by the agency. They will handle all of the sourcing and prescreening processes. Your temporary staff will also not receive benefits or paid time off from your organization, saving you money in the long run.

  • Is Your Project Going to Be on Time?

Working with a contingent workforce and an agency to supply qualified workers, you will be able to add talent quickly. If you see a project is in need of additional hours to ensure its success, there may be a significant benefit to working with a contingent workforce rather than hiring more internal employees or expecting your current staff to put in the overtime.

  • Could a Specialized Expert Help?

There also may be instances where you’re in need of very specialized skills on incredibly short notice. Your staffing partner can work with you to find someone with the right background who can step into the role quickly and help get your company through the hump before moving on to their next assignment.

  • Will You Find Hidden Talent?

Of course, there is always the possibility that throughout this process you’ll meet contingent employees who will be a great permanent fit with your organization. Don’t hesitate to talk to them about a possible full time job with your company. Temporary workers may be on the lookout for a new role, so it’s worth the discussion to see if you can add their talent to your roster.

How can a contingent workforce work for you?

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