For companies with 50 or more employees, using an onsite staffing program can significantly improve productivity and efficiencies. You are able to “outsource” many of the organizational and HR-related duties, freeing-up time and money to focus on internal management opportunities.
An onsite staffing program can be a great solution for many organizations. Recently we discussed many of the benefits that range from reporting, KPIs and metrics, to efficient workforce management and improved employee engagement.
At their core, some business models require a hands-on, time-consuming approach to staffing—especially where there is a high volume of contingent workers (such as contractors and freelancers) but the overall volume does not justify an outsourced solution. At some point, however, the volume provides an opportunity to consider an onsite solution.
The onsite solution allows companies to partner to one or several staffing companies and manage the contingent workforce at their location. This can lead to significant savings and increases in productivity – across the gamut of business.
Three Ways to Increase Productivity
By having a well-designed staffing strategy and a formalized plan, you are already ahead of the game. The key is to be “proactive” versus “reactive” when it comes to recruitment. The following are three ways that an onsite staffing program can greatly help increase workforce productivity.
Reduce Time to Hire
We all know that hiring timelines can vary greatly from company to company and position to position. But, when you incorporate a strategic staffing plan, you’ll find more ideal candidates—and faster!
The first step is to partner with a staffing agency that can identify and send you qualified candidates from their pre-existing talent network.
When new employees are continuously recruited on-site, you’ll always have a pool of candidates ready to work. Thus, reducing the time to fill and increasing productivity on the job.
Pro Tip: Don’t risk losing a top-notch applicant because you weren’t able to act quickly enough. In today’s competitive job market, top talent has been shown to be on the market for only 10 days.
Candidates’ expectations matter. If your hiring process is long and tedious, you risk someone forming a negative opinion of your company. When you’re hiring process is too drawn out, this can also impact company productivity and revenue when a position goes unfilled.
Streamline the Onboarding Process
If your primary goal is to increase productivity, then workforce management (WFM) should also be at the top of your list of priorities.
According to a Statista report: “Over the past five years, investment in workforce management solutions has grown steadily, with the global market revenue from WFM applications expected to reach $5.5 billion in the US by 2024.”
One way to streamline the onboarding process is by implementing new optimized tools. When you digitize your onboarding process and automate day-to-day tasks, it will free up bandwidth—allowing managers to focus on other important high-level activities.
Training and development are also a key component of workforce management, as upskilling team members will improve capabilities and result in greater business performance. This can take a lot of time that business leaders may not have. An on-site staffing representative can handle these tasks, in addition to other activities such as performance reviews—also freeing up time.
Drive Employee Engagement and Performance
A third way to improve efficiency is through employee engagement. An on-site staffing manager can be utilized to motivate and encourage your workforce. This will ensure that the team is being as productive as possible, while also keeping morale high. When you have an onsite team available, they can assist with check-ins, reminders, feedback, performance reviews, and resolve conflicts.
Having an onsite staffing team can also help ensure that safety is never compromised—by providing peace of mind for employees through engagement in safety education. Safety training programs have been proven to boost productivity and reduce the number of work-related accidents and illnesses.
Communication may also be improved because decisions can be made in real-time and in person. This will not only increase productivity (because things are being handled in a timely manner) but will also help foster an engaged and motivated culture. This will show your employees that you truly are making an investment in them.
The SURESTAFF Onsite Solution
At SURESTAFF, we tailor our onsite solutions to fit your organization’s unique needs.
With our customer-centric approach, we offer the flexibility to deliver high-quality service to companies of all sizes. When we manage your workforce on-site, our team is dedicated to aligning staffing needs and performance with your organization’s business objectives—to provide maximum ROI.
Our onsite staffing services provide the benefits of a large temporary workforce, without the worry of hands-on management. We understand that high-volume staffing presents many challenges including rising costs, personnel shortages, and fluctuating production needs.
With more than 25 years of experience in distribution, logistics, e-commerce, and manufacturing our workforce consultants will design a solution that will control costs, maximize flexibility, and enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiencies of your workforce strategy without compromising on quality.
For more information about Surestaff’s onsite staffing programs and workforce solutions, contact Sandy Picciola, CSP, Senior Vice President – Workforce Solutions Group at 815-412-4440 or email at email@example.com. Learn more about our Onsite Staffing & Workforce Solutions. Want learn more about how onsite programs can help your business? Read this guide.
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