Have a Skill Gap? Tap Your Existing Employees

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Many companies are struggling to find and hire the quality candidate they need. If you’re one of them, how can you gain access to workers quickly and affordably?

The answer: you might already have them under your roof. In other words, by reassigning and training your existing staff, you can fill a critical skill gap until more candidates join the workforce.

Here are some other ways it can benefit you:

You’ll avoid hiring mistakes.

When you move employees around and make some changes to assignments in order to complete orders or finish projects, you’re still relying on your existing staff. You know them, their abilities, and their work ethic. You, therefore, don’t have to worry about making an expensive hiring mistake.

You can cut down on hiring costs.

With so many steps in the process, hiring is expensive. You can instead invest this money into training your staff to be able to perform the roles you need them to handle. This way, you won’t be spending on advertising your job opening or salary and benefits for a new employee. Instead, you can promote a current employee and boost their salary while having them take on more responsibility, saving money in the long run.

You’ll give workers a chance to grow with you.

When you cross-train your people and offer them different opportunities, this gives them a chance to acquire new skills, forge relationships with more colleagues, explore a new area of the company, and become a more valuable asset overall. If they’re able to advance into a higher-level position, they’ll also be more loyal as a result.

While cross-training and promoting staff works in some situations, in others, you’ll still need outside help. If that’s the case, and you’re having a hard time recruiting, turn to the Tempe recruiters at PrideStaff.


We have an existing network in place of both active and passive candidates we can tap and provide you with access to. We also have recruitment experts on our team who understand the local talent market, what candidates want in a potential employer, and the salaries and benefits that are expected.

Every step of the way, we can help you through the process, so you ultimately find and hire the skilled people you need. If you’d like to learn more or get started, contact us today.