The temporary staffing has been getting a lot of attention lately, and with good reason. We specifically noticed two recent articles from Forbes and Harvard Business Review, both of which highlighted how temporary workers – at all levels – are changing how businesses get things done.
The phrase “temporary worker” has for far too long evoked negativity. People have thought temporary workers just couldn’t find a job, that they were unemployable and/or unreliable. Instead, the business world is figuring out that temporary workers are typically “super-skilled” and ready to come in and make an immediate impact. As the HBR article states, “any stigma on temporary jobs is almost laughably dated.”
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More and more (smart) companies are looking to flexible workers as a means of getting work done, at all levels, including the “executive suite”. Traditional workforce models are being upended as companies discover that temps bring specialized skills and provide quick ramp-up. They bring fresh perspectives and enthusiasm. Finally, they are a great source for permanent hires. “Knowing how to best engage this lower-risk, flexible, and faster talent model can be a competitive advantage,” says the HBR article.
At Advanced Resources we have witnessed many of our clients who have figured it out. This very topic was the focus of Advanced's April Thought Leadership Series Event: “Your Flexible Workforce: Make it Work For You”. Our executive panel shared how flexible workforce strategies help them achieve greater success. This is great news for temporary workers, great news for the staffing industry, and great news for businesses ready to innovate for success. If you’d like to learn more about flexible workforce strategies, let us know. The Advanced Resources team would love to share our insight on how this emerging trend can benefit your organization.