This time of year, business owners and managers are wrapping up 2017 and looking ahead to 2018. Throw in holidays and vacation time, and the year-end can be a frenzy as you straddle the line between the present and the future. Look to a staffing agency to help you finish 2017 strong and meet your goals in 2018.
As employees take vacation or your “year-end push” goes full throttle, contract employees give you the flexibility to staff as needed. Whether a few hours a week, a special project, or on a full-time basis, a staffing agency has a network of resources covering a wide range of disciplines to give you what you need, when you need it. Having a good relationship with a staffing agency will ensure you are ready for the year ahead.
A staffing agency can be the “silver bullet” you need to achieve 2018 goals:
- Improve productivity using contract workers when schedules are overloaded. Full-time employees can become overwhelmed which can increase mistakes and decrease productivity. Contract employees can help offset the workload during peak seasons.
- Decrease costs by using contract employees only when needed. And, because the contractor works for the staffing agency, payroll, including the SUTA and FUTA taxes is administered by the agency. Benefits, workers’ compensation, and general liability insurance are not incurred by your business. Your unemployment claims rate won’t be affected, and you won’t spend time dealing with the Department of Labor, keeping your operating expenses in check.
- Save on hiring by using a staffing agency. The agency will incur the cost of advertising a position, skills assessments, and the countless hours to review applications, contact candidates, and conduct interviews. The agency will also administer background checks and drug screens as required by your organization. You have the option of direct-hire or temp-to-hire. Temp-to-hire gives you the chance to evaluate an employee’s performance and how well they fit in your organization before making a long-term commitment.
Finish the year strong and plan for next year with a staffing agency that will help you achieve your goals. Learn more by downloading the Business Owner’s Complete Guide. Contact Unique Employment Services today at 361-852-6392 to see how a full-service agency can work for you.