5 Reasons To Hire Temporary Workers During Uncertain Times

September 10, 2020 Christina O'Handley


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, many organizations will need to adapt to new business practices during these uncertain times. Not only might these decisions impact your current staff and office space, but they can also impact your organization’s overall hiring strategy.

While hiring during this time may seem daunting, it may be necessary to push your organization forward and remain competitive. To combat these challenges, you may want to hire temporary workers during these times. Here are a few reasons why you should consider implementing a temporary hiring strategy for your organization:

It can save your organization money

While COVID-19 has put an economic strain on many organizations, they still need the manpower to get the work done. For companies in this position, it may be more cost effective to hire temporary workers. Rather than committing financial resources you might not have to for a full-time hire, temporary employees—especially if sourced through a staffing firm—can help lift some of the costs that come with the hiring process. As an added bonus, if the uptick in work is seasonal in nature, hiring on a temporary basis ensures you are only paying for the work when you need it. In fact, our research shows that temporary hires can save you more money in the long run compared to hiring a full-time employee!

It can save your staff time and energy

Along with saving your organization money, hiring a temp through a staffing firm can also save your staff time and energy. If your employees already feel stretched too thin, sourcing and vetting can be an added drain that can lead to higher levels of burnout and lower company morale. As industry specialists, many staffing firms can help ease this burden by quickly identifying the right temporary employee for your organization.

It gives your organization time to find the right fit for the role

During these uncertain times, the last thing your organization needs is high employee turnover. Not only can turnover cost your organization a lot of time and money, but it can also hurt employee morale and your reputation in the long run. Hiring on a temporary basis can help you avoid hiring the wrong person for the role. While you take the time to find the right fit, a temporary employee will be able to get the needed tasks accomplished. If you’re lucky, that temporary employee may be the right fit after all and you can bring them on full-time!

Provides you with the skillset your organization needs

If you are looking for a specific set of skills for a short period of time, you may want to hire a temporary worker. More of today’s workforce is opting to work on a consulting basis in return for more flexibility. This makes it even easier for your organization to find and hire highly skilled candidates to take on these specific projects. Not only will a temporary arrangement make the hiring process smoother within your organization, you’ll also have a competitive advantage, which is imperative during uncertain times.

You’ll get an outside perspective

Many organizations will need to pivot their business strategy to stay competitive during these tumultuous times.  However, you may need an outsider’s perspective to understand if your new strategy will work in the market. That’s when a highly skilled temporary consultant can be especially helpful. They’ll be able to get a new perspective on your organization’s strategy and can provide additional insights that can make your organization competitive in the market.

Looking to hire temporary consultants during these times? Contact us today and our team will help you find the right talent to set your organization up for success.


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