Outsourced Staffing: 5 reasons why it works
Recruiting the right talent means finding them first, then training them into the employees you need. Before you dedicate resources to this labor-intensive process, find out why outsourced staffing may be the better way to fill your empty spaces.
Recruiting and hiring the right candidates for the energy industry is challenging. Your operations don’t have time years of training and development. You need staff who can step into their duties on day one. But where do these employees come from? Hiring talent away from competitors is expensive and the global demand for advanced or specific skills has created a market that favors the employee over the employer. Many plants have found a solution in outsourcing.
Outsourced staffing is a business delivery model where the provider has, or recruits, staff and matches them to your needs on a contract or ad hoc basis. There Here are five key reasons why outsourced staffing works:
- Reduced cost
The cost of outsourcing your staffing needs can be significantly less than the cost to hire a full-time employee yourself. No need to pay for recruiting posts or involve managers to sift through applications or interview candidates. No signing bonuses, benefits, or development costs. By passing the responsibility to a dedicated outsourcing services company, you pay for the employee’s time without having to make the investment in an employee.
The amount of work can change over time – one month you might need all hands-on-deck but the next you might be fine with just your crew. Or maybe you need someone to fill in only while you send staff out for training, or while you bring a new employee up to speed. When you hire temporary workers, you can fulfill your current needs without the financial commitment of continuous employment. Importantly, you can increase your workforce right when operations demand it.
If your organization is serious about finding great people for the job, outsourcing is the best way to get access to employees who have the skills and experience needed. Some outsourcing firms even specialize, supplying very specialized skill sets for niche needs or consulting. Instead of choosing to hire from only those who apply for a job, you can choose from the top talent available with the most sought-after skills.
- A focus on operations
The recruiting function can sometimes pull time and resources from plant operations – usually right when the need for focus is the greatest. Outsourced staffing adds people who understand the process and can bring efficiency. Instead of distractions and delays, you can concentrate on the work at hand.
- Competitive edge
Recruiting top talent and keeping up with competitors is something that many companies don’t have the resources for. By outsourcing recruitment or staffing they have an opportunity to level the playing field and benefit from top talent that might not consider full-time employment with them.
Hiring the right people is one of the most important decision companies make. Outsourced staffing firms offer their experience and resources to help you with this function so you can be assured your workforce is performing, helping to optimize operations.
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