Matt Edstrom, CMO of GoodLife Home Loans. We are a mortgage company based in Laguna Hills, CA. Matt is an expert in human resources, business management, and finance. He’s been responsible for starting and managing several brands, including his most recent endeavor, GoodLife Home Loans.
Which industries benefit most from temp staffing?
Industry #1: Information Technology
Information technology is a popular industry for temporary staffing. Temporary staffing in IT often makes more sense than regular positions. This is because many IT positions need to be filled for short-term projects. If a business has a one-off project that they need to hire additional staff for, it doesn’t make sense to hire a full-time position. This is because when the project is completed, the business won’t have enough work to cover the new positions they’ve hired for.
Industry #2: Construction
Construction is an industry where hiring temp staffing often makes more sense than hiring for full-time positions. The number of projects that a construction company has at one time, varies throughout the year. The current economy and the amount of land available to build on, in addition to other facts, can influence how much work a construction company has. Since projects for construction companies change regularly, it makes the most sense to hire workers on an as-needed basis. In addition, different phases of a construction project can require a need for different positions. The same employees who cleared a lot for construction may not be qualified to lay cement or operate heavy machinery. This is another reason that construction industries benefit from temp staffing.
Industry 3#: Office/Clerical Roles
Office or clerical roles are known for hiring temporary staffing over regular positions. This can be because of the minimal amount of training that is required for these types of roles. A business’s needs for office management can vary depending on the phase that a company is in. Hiring office or clerical roles as temporary positions can often be for temp to hire. This means that they are filling the role as a temporary position, but there is a possibility for the role to become long-term. This could be a result of a new business initially only needing 20 hours of work. Yet as the business grows they may need more of a full-time role. This also gives businesses the option to see if a potential hire is a good fit with the company culture before making a permanent decision.