Temporary workers play an important role in many companies. But are they the right staffing solution for your business? Pros & cons of hiring a temp employee for that construction labor job.


As companies look for effective ways to cut costs and save money, more and more of them are turning to flexible staffing options to fill vacant labor jobs, including hiring temporary workers.

According to Statistics Canada, temporary work as grown at more than triple the pace than permanent employment, increasing by over 14% since 2009.

This staffing solution provides numerous benefits to companies including:

  • Relieves your existing staff during busy seasons from being over-burdened or burned out
  • Provides specialized skills required for certain construction labor jobs that your existing staff may not be qualified to do.
  • Gives you the opportunity to assess a worker before hiring them on a permanent basis
  • Enables you to meet project deadlines and handle any labor job demands, thereby increasing your bottom line
 

At Matrix Labor Leasing, we provide leading staffing solutions to help you quickly fill any construction labor job vacancies with skilled temporary workers, saving your company time and money.

 

While it is a very good staffing option, hiring temporary workers can sometimes be problematic. However, working with a professional staffing agency can help mitigate any potential downfalls.

If you are worried about any of the following, working with a temp agency can help:

1. You don’t have time to properly train the temp for the labor job

Hiring a temporary worker does require certain training obligations to ensure that assigned tasks are carried out correctly and efficiently. While this is important, it can waste part of the short amount of time that the employees are with your company.

How a staffing agency can help: A recruitment agency is able to play a more prominent role in training temp workers for a specific labor job so they are up to speed and don’t have to waste any time learning the ropes at your workplace.

At Matrix, we offer our employees access to a variety of training opportunities to ensure you gain a worker with a wide-reaching skill set and industry specialization.

 

2. Higher level construction jobs come with a high safety risk

Temporary workers may come and go, but protecting them on the construction job is as important as protecting your full-time staff. Failing to do so could not only result in trouble for your company but, even worse, serious injury or death.

How a staffing agency can help: Responsible construction staffing agencies provide training that teaches temp workers about any potential labor job hazards and how to guard against them including:

  • Protective gear and dress code training
  • Work hazard training
  • Proper tool training

At Matrix, safety is our number one priority. We offer our employees access to a variety of resources and training opportunities so they can continue to hone their talents, gain job-related skills and stay safe on the construction labor job site.  

 

3. You want to avoid additional expenses

Whatever labor job you need filling, it’s important to treat your temporary workers with the same level of respect and care you show to your permanent staff. However, there may be times where you want to avoid the high costs of responsibilities such as benefits and insurance.

How a staffing agency can help: Hiring temporary employees from a temp agency like Matrix is a great option for companies because it’s affordable. This is because the agency most often bears the financial burdens involved in:

  • Recruiting
  • Hiring workers
  • Paying employees
  • Unemployment & Workers compensations insurance

These are all necessary costs the staffing agency may be willing to incur, saving you money and significantly lowering your employment risks.

Want to Know More About Our Affordable Staffing Solutions?

To find out more about how we can help you quickly fill that vacant labor job with skilled employees, contact our Calgary office today at 1-866-666-9520.

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