There are many ways to hire staff in the current climate including recruitment agencies, online advertising and even word of mouth. But how much do you know about labour hire firms? From fully trained staff with trade qualifications to specialised administrative staff, a labour hire firm can be the staffing solution you’ve been looking for. Read on for the reasons why labour hire firms are the ‘next big thing’ in recruitment.
Not just for temporary staff
Using a labour hire firm is commonly seen as a quick solution to a temporary vacancy. But you can also use a labour hire service to provide employees in long term or permanent roles, too. In a specialised trade, for example, where it is tricky to find skilled employees, a labour hire service does the hard work for you, screening applicants and verifying their qualifications before they arrive onsite. This can be a hassle-free way to find the perfect employee for your hard to fill roles.
No need to worry about references and safety checks
When you’re trusting new staff with access to your worksite, it’s handy to know a little about their background. When you use a labour hire agency, they do full reference checks before staff are sent to your site.
Working in an industry that requires high safety compliance? Easy – all staff will be fully certified and briefed on the safety requirements of your site before they join your team.
You can use the same temporary employee for different projects
If your business tends to have seasonal peaks, or runs on a project by project basis, it can be frustrating to pay staffing costs during down times. With a labour hire firm, you take on new staff only for the period they’re required. When the next big project kicks off, you can recruit new team members – or request the excellent employees who worked with you on previous engagements if available. Over time, you’ll build up a go-to list of employees you know can get the job done right, without having to keep them busy when work slows down.
You only pay one reasonable set fee
There is a misconception that it’s more expensive to recruit through a labour hire firm than traditional methods. But paying one set fee, with no additional negotiations about rates or penalties, can actually make it a cost effective alternative. This also helps you quote for upcoming projects, with accurate budget estimates.
Does a labour hire firm sound like the right hiring solution for your business?