In Gibraltar, we have seen an important increase in the number of companies using temporary staff and the number of workers in temporary jobs. Now more than ever, people are seeing the benefits of temporary staffing, which for many companies, has become an integral part of their overall business strategies.
Let’s have a look now at 5 of the benefits that temporary workers bring to an organisation:
Perhaps flexibility is the most important element of a temporary worker. This type of personnel allows you to respond quickly to the demands and needs of the market. Which means the employers can have as much or as little staff as they need during each period.
They are usually used to working in different locations, for different people and for different periods of time. In addition, hiring temporary staff gives you the opportunity to evaluate what type of tasks require in your company a permanent worker and which temporary staff. It can even help you to realise that a task assigned to a temp worker would be better if turned into a permanent position!
2. Reduction of your personnel cost
A temporary job is a quick solution that does not require an annual salary, so it does not involve a large expense in your budget. As a company, you will not need to invest in training or professional development in the vast majority of cases, since they will only be for a short period of time and, usually, with only one objective project. It will help you reduce costs like benefits, vacation, sick days and others.
3. Positive impact
Temporary workers are usually used to joining different companies for a short period of time, and they know that their impact on the company must be instantaneous. With temporary workers in your team, you will not need to invest weeks in helping them to familiarise with the work environment, nor introducing it to each member of the company or teaching them all the work methods you implement.
Customers will also benefit from a better service when the companies aren’t understaffed, overworked or overstressed. Unhappy workers increase the probability of mistakes occurring.
Still, make sure to give them a warming welcome and explain the basics of the position on their first day so they feel valued and part of the team.
4. New perspectives
Sometimes a new perspective is necessary to change (for the better) the way in which the company is managed. It is quite normal to get used to certain ways of working, and therefore we tend not to realise that sometimes there are easier and more practical ways.
The more temporary staff you hire, the more unique perspectives you will see in your organisation. But you also need to be careful with this, and avoid different management methods applied at the same time by different people. The idea is to grow and get better, not to look chaotic!
Using temporary staff can be an excellent way for employers to test out new workers before hiring as well.
5. Specialised skills
Temporary workers are usually very specialised in one type of work, since they are used to working on very specific projects with specific skills. Having a highly skilled specialised employee on your team helps you focus on the important things that make your business different and not spending time in teaching the temp worker the technical stuff.
But of course, the temporary contract depends on the type of company and the work to be covered. Here at Grasp, we work with a wide range of temporary workers to provide qualified personnel for temporary positions. Temporary staff has many unique qualities to offer to your company, such as determination, flexibility and the desire to work in a new environment.