Being an Employer is Tough.
Being an employer is one of the toughest parts of running any business. It’s especially difficult today, when unemployment continues to hover at historical lows, the number of job openings regularly exceeds the quantity of people available to fill them, and the idealistic millennial workforce looking for something different than their predecessors. The top of the funnel is narrow!
That’s one reason why the staffing industry is a valued resource to employers of all types and sizes. We should know: Active has been connecting talent with opportunity for more than 70 years. When it comes to employing people, here’s our take on the top 10 challenges businesses face today and how we can help.
- Finding enough people.
This is huge today! Active has a team of recruiters who look for light industrial job candidates all day, every. We also have the benefit of a large “word of mouth” network among our current employees, hundreds of men and women who do the kind of jobs our clients are looking to fill and who can refer their friends and family members to join them at work. Need help finding people? Call us.
- Making time to recruit, vet and interview job candidates.
It can take hours to sort through applications, conduct interviews, reference-check and screen candidates for just one position. If you’re looking to fill multiple jobs, the demand on your time multiplies, too. But when you work with Active, we handle all of that. It’s our business to recruit, vet, interview and screen people, get them on our payroll, and then place them in jobs where they will fit and succeed. All our clients need to do is let us know who and what skills they’re looking for and Active does the rest.
- Ensuring you hire the right person.
Employment risk is real: whenever you hire someone who seems like the best fit, you risk that maybe they’re not….and your investment in time and hiring cost is lost. When you partner with Active, we absorb that risk. If the person we assign to your jobsite isn’t quite right, let us know. We’ll send a replacement and redeploy the first person to another role. You avoid the risk and the mental anguish that comes with making a hiring mistake and letting someone go.
- Retaining a motivated workforce.
Sad but true, even the best people may leave you for a new opportunity or other circumstance. Turnover is expensive and retention is a constant concern for business owners…but not with Active on your team. If turnover does occur, we will promptly replace the person with a new, qualified individual who will keep your operation running with only a small blip in your firm’s productivity.
- Managing payroll, compliance and other requirements.
This isn’t just a time-consuming set of tasks; it’s a legally-required, ever-changing imperative for all business owners. The good news is that Active manages all of this work for the employees we place on your team, from onboarding and direct deposit through year-end W2s. The more of your workforce you shift to a staffing model, the more this work comes off your plate.
- Planning for growth.
Can you relate to this scenario: you want to grow, maybe add another shift or expand to a second location, but you’re not sure you can find the right people to fill all the new positions your plan requires? This is another instance where Active can help. Our reps will work with you at the planning stages to understand who you’ll need and when so you and your business will be ready to grow and capture new revenue and opportunities.
- Planning for contraction.
Seasonal businesses, unexpected downturns, or loss of key clients all create situations where companies go through the difficult and expensive process contracting their workforce. The unemployment issues alone are enough to make your head spin. But just like Active will be there to help your business grow, we can absorb your temporary employees back onto our team when things slow down. We handle the paperwork and can even take on the layoff conversation for you.
- Staying flexible in uncertain times.
Temporary staffing is synonymous with flexibility: Active can provide more people when you need them, less when you don’t, different people when the ones on site don’t work out, and shift workers when your business cycle or special events demand them. Staying flexible no longer needs to be a challenge!
- Building a bench.
Active is very proud that more than 20% of our temporary employees are hired on full-time by our clients. If you’re looking to build a bench of qualified employees who are ready to move into new positions, we’ve got your back. Make temporary employees a part of your business strategy and you’ll always have folks trained and ready to move into permanent roles.
- Owner/manager work-life balance.
A common theme emerges in the first nine challenges: Active takes work off your plate. For owners and managers, that means you can focus more time on the business of running your shop. It also means you can have more time for yourself and your family.
Active has been solving these Top 10 employer challenges, and those further down the list, since 1947. Let us help you stay ready for anything – including vacations and free time – with our “Always Active” staffing solutions. Contact an Active rep today!