How to Pick the Staffing Model That’s Right for You
Many organizations have a need for contingent labor, but not all staffing models are created equal. There are a number of different models to choose from and each come with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Choosing the model that is the best fit for you is entirely dependent on your organization’s unique needs and goals. To get started, it is important to understand where your organization stands on these three points:
1) Level of flexibility desired
Does your organization have fluctuating staffing needs? If so, you will need to consider which staffing models offer scalable and flexible solutions. Whether this is due to seasonal demand or other changes in production needs, be sure you choose a staffing model designed to ebb and flow when you do.
2) Number of workers needed and for how long
Warehouses, call centers, production plants or corporate offices – all types of facilities have specific needs when it comes to number of associates needed and for how long. While some staffing models are designed to manage a large number of temporary workers for longer periods of time, others are designed to provide a small number of workers for short-term or project-based needs.
3) Preferred degree of staffing partner involvement
Different staffing models provide varying degrees of management for your contingent workforce. When considering a model, it is important to understand your organization’s unique needs. You may want a short-term solution with minimal involvement from the staffing partner, or you may need a staffing model that offers a high-touch solution to manage a large workforce from start to finish.
Once you know the level of flexibility, number of workers and degree of management your organization needs, choosing the right staffing model can be simple! To make it even easier, download our Staffing Model Assessment Tool – it’s designed to make your decision a breeze by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of three common site-level staffing models.