Top 3 Benefits of Contingent Staffing
Finding the right people to meet your growth demands can be incredibly challenging for HR professionals. Navigating role requirements and talent availability can often become overwhelming to your team and result in costly mistakes.
Additionally, hiring can be tricky when balancing times of growth and potential financial setbacks. Many companies hire too many direct hires during times of growth and success, which means they have to lay off more workers during economic downturns. This decreases morale and adds an extra burden onto your remaining workforce.
If these concerns resonate with you, then it might be time to consider hiring contingent or contract workers. As your projects ebb and flow, Akraya can support your organization with the perfect workers for the job every time. Here are the top 3 benefits of contingent staffing:
- Specialized Skills
Hiring and firing workers based on fluctuating business conditions does more harm than good in most cases. Contract workers have the flexibility to support your needs during rapid growth or on specific one-off projects. Once their work is done, they can leave without any damage to morale or productivity. This allows you to maintain a core workforce, while supplementing your roles on an as-needed basis.
Outsourcing to a staffing firm like Akraya will also relieve the burden from your HR team or hiring managers. This enables them to focus on other higher priority tasks instead of getting caught up in interviews, offers and onboarding procedures. Contingent workers have the same skills and talent as full-time workers, while creating incredible flexibility for your organization.
With full-time employees, you have a wide range of obligations to fulfill. Compensation, benefits, time off, and more contribute to their total cost. Not to mention the added time it takes to onboard and train the new employees. Contingent staffing compensation may vary, but it’s straightforward and flexible. Contract workers are less of a burden on the budget because they can work for a shorter period of time with a high focus on finishing assigned tasks. Full-time employees draw from a 12-month salary regardless of how busy or slow the work is.
3. Specialized Skills
It’s important to note that contingent workers have different roles than full-time employees. Usually direct hires have more experience with a broad range of skills, but they might not have expertise in any particular niche. Contract workers come directly into your work environment to solve very specific challenges you are facing.
Akraya recruiters are experts at finding and placing the right workers because they have the knowledge and experience to ask the right questions. They have engineers to hire engineers. This technical advantage allows you to find the right software developer to finish a stagnant project. Or it might give your marketing team the expertise it needs to launch a new product. Regardless of your needs, our contingent workers can come in quickly and efficiently to close out projects.
Of course, there are many other reasons to leverage a contingent workforce, but these are the top 3 benefits of contingent staffing we’ve heard from our clients. Keep in mind that many of these workers prefer to be hired on contracts for their own lifestyles. They may value flexibility and diversity more than your average employee. That’s why their work history may look different than someone searching for full-time employment. Although sometimes they might have higher hourly rates, it usually results in a win-win situation for both parties.
Common Roles for Contingent Workers
Companies can find contract workers for just about any open position on the market. However, there are some more common roles that we typically see in the workforce, including:
- Program Managers
- Product Managers
- Project Managers
- Data Analysts
- Change Managers
- Software Development Engineers
- DevOps Engineers
Our expertise in finding and placing top talent makes it easy for organizations to grow on their terms. We source the right positions for the role and manage all the administrative tasks so you never have to worry. It relieves the burden from HR professionals and hiring managers because we handle everything from hiring to payroll and compliance. All you need to worry about is putting your new contract employee to work. As these unpredictable economic times continue, work with a staffing partner that can support your shifting needs.