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Benefits of Hiring Temporary IT Workers

Have you been struggling to keep up with constant IT staffing demands at your company? As employee retention becomes increasingly important (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), many companies are turning to temporary staffing to address labor shortages and make the hiring process more efficient. In many instances, being proactive with hiring temporary IT workers can be a great alternative to permanent hiring, especially when large, short-term projects arise. Here are some of the many reasons to invest in temporary workers:

Evaluate employee “fit.” In many ways, temporary staffing is mutually beneficial for both employers and candidates. On the employer side, your company can evaluate the performance of potential employees who may be prime candidates for full-time positions. Having the ability to evaluate their performance on the job before making the commitment to hire them in a full-time capacity can prevent the screening and hiring of candidates who are not the right fit for the long haul. On the candidate side, temporary employees also benefit from having a chance to experience a company’s culture and environment before taking on permanent roles.

Better staff retention. What many employers fail to recognize is that top-notch temporary talent can dramatically improve quality of life for your full-time staff. This is because a temporary workforce can help your company maintain adequate staffing levels (especially during your busiest times) so your full-time employees do not become overworked or burned out. By hiring temporary workers with the right type of technical expertise who require minimal supervision and training, your full-time staff will remain supported and your IT department’s productivity will stay at an optimal level.

An improved bottom line. As an alternative to hiring permanent employees, temporary workers can save your company significant time and money. By using a staffing firm, you’ll be able to outsource every aspect of the recruitment process for temps - including screening, interviewing and onboarding. As a result, your internal HR team will have more time and resources to focus on other activities, such as finding prospective candidates for full-time positions or training new staff. This can be an invaluable way for your company to cut down on costs while enhancing hiring outcomes.

From better staff retention to improved productivity, investing in a temporary IT workforce can have many positive benefits for your company.

Are you ready to invest in a specialized IT staffing firm partnership?

Get in touch with Cullerton Group and learn how we can help your company meet its IT staffing needs.

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