Sometimes, your firm doesn’t need a long-term solution to staffing shortages. You know you’re only going to need help during a short time, or you have a particular project in mind. But hiring—even for someone in a temporary position—can be time consuming and costly. That’s one of the best reasons you should consider leaving the task to a temporary recruitment solution—but there are also many more. Here are a few ways your company could benefit from temporary recruitment solutions.


As you know, recruiting for even temporary positions can take an inordinate amount of time. Not only do you need to post the job and then wait for applicants, you also need to go through the processes of reviewing and interviewing qualified candidates. And when you’re busy, it can sometimes take longer to get to those applications. That might mean a delay in getting someone into a position you really needed filled last week. Temporary recruitment solutions solve this problem quite neatly: They allow a staff of experts to search for candidates in a widened pool. Those experts will also then review applications and interview candidates before passing them along to you. That means you can get people into positions faster—potentially even to cover someone’s sudden sick leave or a lengthy vacation.


If you’re facing a busy period where you need to hire several people at once, chances are at least a few of those positions will be seasonal or temporary—which may mean you’re using contracts. While your in-house HR team can likely handle this task, having the experts at a consulting firm review or draw up contracts along with their recruiting activities means that you can rest easy about your liabilities; you know they’re going to review the terms of the contract to ensure your firm won’t be on the hook.


One of the biggest advantages of a temporary recruitment solution is the cost savings employers can realize. While you may not realize it, there are some fairly high costs associated with hiring new employees—even the ones who might only stay with your company for a short period of time. There’s the time and resources you put into posting the positions, reviewing candidates, making arrangements for interviews, and finally, the decision to hire and the requisite paperwork that has to be filled out and filed in relation to that decision. That’s a lot of work for your staff!

There are also costs associated with actually onboarding someone. Temporary recruitment solutions tend to help reduce all of the costs associated with new hires—including the costs associated with onboarding and training. That’s because the candidates that are forwarded to you want the job for the right reasons and have been screened more thoroughly. That means that the people you’re hiring are more likely to be a good fit for your firm—and less likely to just “not work out.”


As mentioned, the process of recruiting can be a huge drain on your staff’s time. It’s not easy to find great people to fill positions. That’s why a temporary recruitment solution might be a better option. The experts you’ll be working with already have deep connections and they can draw on those networks to find highly qualified candidates quickly. They’ll also do the work of screening and initial interviews, which frees up your staff to focus on their core work. That’s a more efficient solution than simply asking your staff to add another task to their to-do lists. It also means you’ll get your positions filled faster—which means you won’t see a decrease in productivity from prolonged staffing shortages.

Bruce Powell

Bruce Powell