You don’t need us to tell you we are living in turbulent times. It is perfectly understandable for any British business to have concerns about making any major decision. Forecasting staffing needs is a critical process of a firm’s development, but it is unlikely most organisations feel confident about making any decision in this area right now.
However, the problem is that inaction is just as bad, if not worse, than taking the wrong decision. It is easy to see why some firms feel they are in an impossible position, damned if they show initiative and bravery to bring team members in while falling behind rivals and peers if they decide against bringing in recruits.
Do not hamper your chances of business success
In an uncertain market, if you hamper your chances, failure becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, and you end up caught in a cycle where you cannot move forward. This outcome doesn’t have to be the case, although you may have to change your current business and recruitment practices to remain relevant and practical.
All businesses need skilled employees, but if you are not in a position to make informed long term decisions or commit to long-term contracts, can you move forward as a business? Yes. With support from The Recruiting Office, you can have a higher degree of agility, allowing you to respond to business problems, and helping you find business solutions that suit your needs.
There is an ebb and flow in business at the best of times. Some industries are seasonal; some organisations see demand fluctuate down to external elements that are outside of their control. Companies in this position can prosper, and this is no different from the situation facing many organisations today.
Maintain optimum staffing levels
The critical aspect for companies today is to maintain optimum staffing levels. When you provide yourself with breathing space and time, you improve your chances of sustained success and development. This might not be the time to make long-term decisions on your business, but equally, it is not the time to give up, stop or hope for the best.
Your organisation and your current employees deserve the opportunity to flourish and enlisting the support of skilled temporary workers is the ideal solution for many businesses today. The added flexibility that comes from using skilled workers as and when you need them is of great comfort to organisations, and it sends the right signal to employees, partners and clients.
Of course, the challenges of recruiting shorter-term staff members differs from bringing in permanent employees. If your current HR staff don’t know where to begin or are unsure of where to find or evaluate suitable candidates, it is time to call in the experts.
At The Recruiting Office, we can help you find the ideal candidates for your company culture and long-term growth. However, we are also perfectly adept at providing you with suitable individuals for the here and now, helping you meet immediate goals.
We have a database of suitable candidates, ideally suited to the flexible staffing needs companies have. If you want to increase productivity quickly, cover the absence of a staff member or access new skills to support a new project, make sure you turn to The Recruiting Office, and we’ll ensure your company has the agility you need to find practical business solutions during turbulent times.
Looking to recruit via an agency?
Read our report “The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Recruitment Partner”
Not yet benefiting from flexible workers?
Read our guide “Why Using Temporary Workers Will Grow Your Organisation”