10/16/19

Smart Ways to Save Money on Staffing


By on 10/16/2019 06:16:00 AM

Recruiting and hiring people are one of the big expenses for a medium-sized company. These require a dedicated HR team. In some cases, regular managers may devote their time, which could be spent doing other important company tasks, into the recruitment project. But it is a necessity that needs to be dealt with. Here are some ways your company can save money on hiring.

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1. Streamline your search using online resources.

Part of efficient recruitment is using the right resources to attract the best candidates so that you do not waste time and money on interviewing or sorting through applications of people who are clearly not a match for the position. Use online job portals and recruitment tools to automate this process. By doing so, you can implement keywords to fish out unsuitable applications. You can also use online job portals to reach out to potential employees with the right credentials. Going through online applications is often faster and easier than sorting through paperwork.

2. Hire a staffing agency or specialized service.

A staffing agencycan take over the job of finding prospective employees for you. They can often provide specialist employees. For instance, a good commercial driver staffing company can provide you with drivers who have professional certifications and years of experience that you need. You don't have to waste resources on verifying their credentials and running background checks. They will also be responsible if the worker is not competent at their job, and you will avoid the cost of having to hire someone new.

3. Increase employee satisfaction.

Having a high employee turnover rate is detrimental to your business because it is expensive to have to constantly rehire people. You will have to deal with their resignation process and paperwork, and if you cannot replace them promptly, your business will suffer. You will also have to retrain the new employee, and you face the risk of hiring the wrong person. To prevent this unnecessary process, reduce your turnover rate by focusing on increasing employee satisfaction. You will also benefit from their years of accumulated expertise and knowledge of the company work culture.

4. Reshuffle current workloads.

You can also eliminate the need to hire new people by reshuffling current workloads within the company. If we reevaluate the work done by each employee, we can innovate the workflow so that the same employee becomes more efficient and capable of managing various tasks, thus reducing the need for increased staffing. Offering pay raises to take on more responsibility is also cheaper than hiring new people.

5. Hire people on a temporary basis.

You can reduce the risk of hiring the wrong employee and then dealing with their resignation process by hiring workers on a temporary basis. This way, you get to test their expertise while also saving on costs such as sick days.

There are many more ways of saving on staffing costs. It is important to remember that the quality of work is what matters, and not the number of employees in the business.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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