| Dear Kathy,
Would you like to...
If so, then keep reading!
- Get more work done...without having to work harder?
- Have more resources to take on new projects?
- Eliminate overtime expenses?
- Prevent staff burnout?
- Reduce turnover?
In today's 60 Second Solution, you'll discover one of the
most powerful ways you can actually do more and spend less!
I hope you enjoy the article, and if you'd like to talk about
how these ideas could apply to your business, just reply to
this email or give me a call at 413-746-3535.
Johnson & Hill
|This Month's Solution:
Do more and spend less! Every employer in America has heard this message over the past
two years, and as the economy continues to recover, we are all
being challenged to complete more projects without hiring. But how?
The 60 Second Solution:
Here are 10 ways you can add more flexibility to your work force--
without increasing your overhead:
- Match your work force to your workload.
In an uncertain economy, using temporary staff can help
to keep your work force flexible. Using temps to supplement
your direct staff gives you the flexibility to increase
production when demand is high...and keep your fixed
- Offload low priority tasks.
Boost the productivity of your core staff by allowing
temporary employees to handle administrative duties.
A good temp may be more efficient at administrative tasks
and will free your staff to focus on the more skilled
aspects of their jobs.
- Get on-demand access to specialized expertise.
The contingent work force has grown to include engineers,
IT specialists and other professionals. Highly skilled
temporary professionals can be used to teach new skills
to your organization and drastically reduce learning curves.
- Test new ideas before you hire.
Before increasing your permanent work force to implement
a new concept, try testing the idea with temporary employees.
The temporaries can be directly involved in the testing
or they can fill in for your direct staff who are working
on the new concept.
- Ease the pain of rapid growth.
Staffing services can reduce the many burdens created by
rapid growth. Temporary workers can be used to fill in
for staff who are developing plans for further growth.
Temps can also be used to alleviate the additional
administrative work that comes along with growth.
- Eliminate overtime and prevent burnout.
Overtime can often be very stressful on employees, which
can lead to burnout and decreased productivity. Using
temporary workers can reduce or eliminate the need for
overtime, which helps your staff stay fresh and productive.
- Increase capacity.
Using temporary employees gives you the flexibility to
increase your capacity without increasing your fixed
costs. It also gives you the time to evaluate the rise
in demand and make educated hiring decisions for the
- Eliminate process bottlenecks.
Peak production periods often leave businesses understaffed.
Using temporary employees can eliminate bottlenecks and
allow companies to increase production levels and ensure
no sales are lost.
- Keep your business staffed while you are hiring.
Using temporary workers to fill in during job candidate
searches can help ensure that nothing falls through the
cracks. Temps can provide the needed support so that
hiring decisions don't have to be rushed and productivity
doesn't fall while you're searching for the perfect candidate.
- Bring in new business.
Temporary employees can be used to develop campaigns
to bring in new business. Telemarketing and direct mail
campaigns can be implemented by temporary help without
distracting your current staff from their core job duties.
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