A survey conducted recently by CareerBuilder showed that 40% of employers have plans to hire temporary workers this year. To make your it more likely for businesses to choose your temporary staffing services, follow these hiring tips to make your staff the most sought after temps.
1. Know What Businesses Look for in a Temp
Hiring responsible and reliable workers is key. Reliability and responsibility in staff include punctuality, completing all parts of their given assignments, and professionalism. Having temporary workers with these qualities will make your staffing agency more appealing to potential employers. Knowing your staff possesses these traits will give your agency the confidence to sell your services to employers because you trust your temporary workers to make a positive impression.
2. Look For Workers With Adaptable Skills
When your staffing agency is approached by a business with an assignment, you then have to look at who from your staff is suitable. When hiring your staff, be sure to thoroughly test the skills and potential of your staff. This will help you better match assignment with temporary workers because you are aware of the skill set that worker possesses and can be sure they are able to complete the tasks the employer needs them to. Not adequately screening and assessing your temps will look back on your agency if you send out a worker ill-equipped for a job.
3. Find Dedicated Workers
Dedication and commitment to a business is important, especially in the temporary staffing industry because as opposed to a salaried job, a temp’s employment usually comes with an end date. It can therefore be easy for the temp to not be as dedicated to the job they were hired to do as they know they won’t be at that company for all that long and don’t have a sense of connection to the business. Be sure the people hired as temporary workers for your industry understand loyalty and duty to whatever corporation they are temporarily working for.
4. Hire Workers that Can Communicate
Temp workers will not only have to communicate with you, their staffing agency, but also whoever they are employed by. Their ability to convey their availability, progress on a job and other issues is crucial as well as their willingness to ask for help when needed. Oftentimes a temporary job comes up that needs staffing on short notice; having workers that can effectively communicate their readiness to take a job or to honestly say when they have other commitments and will therefore be unable to take a short notice job will make your staffing agency more efficient.
If these tips cause your staffing company to experience rapid growth, you can count on Factor Finders to help you maintain a positive and stable cash flow during your expansion. Learn more about our staffing factoring services for temporary and permanent agencies of all sizes.