With each passing day, a number of different companies are recruiting temp labor and the concept is gaining rapid popularity in the construction industry. This is mainly because temporary labor can prove to be highly beneficial for the company to assist the regular staff during a busy season, to work on short duration projects where more labor is needed, and to replace a regular employee in their absence, etc.
Some of the benefits of hiring temporary staff are listed below for your convenience.
Managing Fluctuations in Workload
Construction companies can make good use of temp labor in case of increased workload due to seasonal periods, special projects and in case of absence of regular employees due to vacations, illness, or sudden exits from the company.
Assessment of Workers without Prior Commitment
By hiring skilled labor as needed, the company can enjoy the perks of evaluating their skills on a short-term basis and later, choose to hire them full time if needed. This is a productive and cost-effective way to test the capability and potential of different candidates before making the final choice.
Many companies also frequently hire the same temporary employees who have proven their worth to the company in the past. The convenience here is that if the hired temporary worker doesn’t live up to the expectations of the company, the contract can simply be terminated with no burden of account settlement, notice periods and so on.
Cost-Effective and Time-Saving
The recruitment of regular full-time or part-time employees can be quite costly for construction companies due to many lucrative benefits attached with the job, such as provident fund, annual leaves, vacation and sick leaves, medical allowance and payment of bonus and incentives.
These extra costs can be easily avoided by recruiting temporary workers who do not demand any such benefits and provide equally efficient services to the company. The company can also save time and money spent on advertising for the position, interviewing and screening candidates for a permanent job with temporary recruits.
Hiring Specialized Skills
Previously, temporary workers were only available for manual labor, but nowadays, companies that cannot afford highly skilled labor full-time are recruiting temporary labor with diverse educational backgrounds and abilities to work on high-budget, one-time projects; for instance, hiring a land surveyor on a one-time basis for a particular construction project.
Development of an Alliance with the Staffing Agency
Temporary labor is usually hired by contacting a staffing agency. When a company continues to hire temp labor while coordinating with a staffing company, it leads to a long-term bond which ensures the availability of a diverse variety of skilled and qualified labor on all occasions.
With all these benefits attached, it’s no surprise that the trend of hiring temp labor is gaining momentum with each passing day. If your construction company hasn’t yet enjoyed the services of temp labor, make it a priority to contact a staffing company as needed and witness your business growing exponentially even when your skilled labor is off on a holiday!