Even though it’s only the beginning of 2023, this year is already gearing up to be a historical year in staffing. With increasing layoffs in multiple industries impacting the workforce, it’s important that you’re equipped with the knowledge and resources to maintain a strong staff – especially as the business climate continues to fluctuate. During times of uncertainty, revamping your staffing strategy can be imperative for your bottom line. Here are some of our top tips for how to prep your staffing needs for an uncertain business climate:
Focus on staff engagement and performance.
Now, more than ever, it’s essential to engage with your employees and make sure they have the tools and guidance to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. Regular, two-way communications; ongoing performance reviews; and collaborative culture-building initiatives are all part of building a highly engaged team that stays committed to your company’s success. Companies that focus on retaining staff and keeping organizational goals moving forward in the right direction will have the bandwidth to combat future staffing issues.
Upskill your current workforce.
In many ways, it’s much easier to retain your current employees than to find new ones – especially as workforce challenges are expected to make hiring more complicated in the months to come. Upskilling allows you to invest in your existing staff’s skills, abilities, and talents without having to spend absorbent amounts of money on hiring and training new talent. Upskilling, or teaching employees additional skills, can be instrumental in allowing them to take on different roles within your company or easily advance to positions of greater responsibility. This will help them perform their jobs at a higher level, as well as save your company precious time and resources associated with the recruitment and hiring process.
Hire temporary employees.
You can avoid the costly expense of full-time employees by hiring temporary workers on an ongoing or rotational basis. By working with a staffing firm, you’ll have the ability to source talent during certain times of the year, or when unexpected vacancies occur. You’ll be able to hire temporary workers with all types of qualifications and skill sets, allowing you to find individuals to fill your workforce needs without the hassle of hiring and onboarding permanent staff. Allowing you to scale your workforce based on your current needs, staffing firms provide alternative staffing options that afford your company optimal hiring flexibility.
With these key practices, you can proactively prepare your staffing needs for the future without compromising the quality of your team or productivity levels.
Do you need help with hiring this year? Get in touch with HH Staffing and learn how our staffing solutions can assist with your company’s workforce development efforts!
Until Next time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experience creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.