It’s never too late to plan for a strong 2020. While you may think that April is too far in, it’s a great time to review where you were in Q4 of 2019 and Q1 of 2020. Where have you fallen short, and how you can refocus and direct your energies more positively for a successful rest of the year? Here are a few tips to get you started.
Evaluate Your Hiring
Creating a good staffing plan for the year isn’t just about observing which positions have a current need; it’s about addressing continuing needs at your company. Review the hiring you did at the end of the year or in the first quarter of this year. What has stood out? Was there any turnover? Were there similar circumstances when new employees left the company after a short period of time? Once you know what you’ve done before, you can spend time making a plan for the future.
Consider Temporary Employees
Are there any needs that would be better served through short-term employees rather than more direct hires? When you hire employees for a project, what happens when that project ends? When you call a staffing agency to utilize temporary help, this won’t be a part of your concern. The employment agency will work with the temporary employees to find their next assignment once yours is complete. And you may find some superstars that are worth hiring full time among the temp workers.
Use Technology Available
We live in a world where technology affects every aspect of our lives. That is true for hiring as well, so use these resources to help you make the best hiring decisions. For example, having an applicant tracking system will help you better source candidates based on skills and past experience. Social media can help you target the right audiences for your current job openings.
Partner with a Staffing Agency
You don’t have to do hiring alone. Whether the need is short term or a permanent placement candidate with a hard to find skill, a staffing partner is available to help you. They can handle a wide variety of things including sourcing, placement, employee management, and retention. They can also be sure to provide valuable services such as background screening and reference checking.
Can a staffing partner help you meet your 2020 goals?
CornerStone Staffing has convenient offices across the Dallas- Fort Worth area to better serve your professional staffing needs, call us today.