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The COVID-19 pandemic not only had a huge impact on healthcare but is currently causing chaos in the economy with limited access to workers. There’s simply not enough available right now, meaning you have to do more with less.

While the future is still uncertain as to when the economy will fully bounce back, and staffing shortages will ease, there is one way to navigate the situation: with help from a staffing agency. Here’s how you can benefit when you partner with one:

Hire skilled workers when an employee is out.

If you have a worker who’s away due to sick or family leave, the extra work can fall onto the shoulders of your existing staff. They can become overworked and stressed as a result. If, however, you work with a staffing agency instead, they can give you access to a skilled professional to fill the position for just as long as you need them.

If you’re able, such as in the case of maternity leave, you can even work with your agency to plan ahead and bring in a temporary worker to train with the employee that’s leaving temporarily. This will help ensure the transition is seamless and your core staff doesn’t have to work overtime.

Take on more work and get existing projects done.

So many companies and industries are struggling to find the people they need to perform jobs. If you’re one of them, a temporary workforce can be beneficial. You can bring on board as many people as you need, for as long as you need them. Whether it’s to get through your busy season or to complete a critical project, you’ll have the extra hands that will make it all easier.

Access specialized knowledge or skills.

If you have a certain skill set, you need, but only for a short-term period of time, it’s hard to know how to fill the gap. A staffing agency can help there as well. They have relationships with temporary workers and contractors of all kinds, with a range of specialized skills and abilities. They can source and screen potential workers with a unique skillset, so you’re able to complete the work.

Operate with more flexibility.

We’re in challenging times, and the more flexibility you have with your workforce, the better. When you partner with a staffing agency, they can learn about your company, industry, and hiring needs. They can then create a staffing plan that helps to ensure you’re staffed at an optimal level at all times of the year. This will help you to maintain more flexibility, so you can minimize risks and take advantage of new opportunities.

Maintain a lower overhead.

When you have to hire on a full-time basis, there’s a lot of paperwork and costs, from payroll taxes to benefits and more. With a staffing partner, you don’t have to worry about any of this. They handle the administrative side of the relationship, so you can simply run your business. You can access workers when you need them without boosting your fixed overhead.

Ready for help overcoming your staffing shortage?

Turn to PrideStaff. As one of Tempe’s leading staffing agencies, we can connect you to a pipeline of skilled and hard-working individuals ready to hit the ground running. You’ll be able to maintain the right staffing levels and run a more profitable business as a result. Get started today by contacting our team.

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