Staffing is said to be one of the most critical functions of a manager. It includes various other activities such as:
- Considering outsourcing to hire outside expertise
- Determining what human resources are needed in terms of knowledge, skills and abilities regarding specified roles, jobs and tasks
- Recruiting the required human resources (sourcing, placing ads, etc.)
- Selecting candidates
- Screening job candidates
- Equipping new hires via training, assignments, and facilities
Staffing should be carried out carefully as per designed and approved personnel policies in the workplace. There are different types of staffing services offered by staffing firms, among them are:
Temporary Staffing Service
By the name itself it suggest that, temporary staffing is nothing but to meet short-term needs of employing organizations. It helps business firms fill in for positions made vacant by their absent employees or helps in appending the existing staff during times of heavy work pressure. It also enables companies to reach their working challenges with minimum use of human resource overheads and avoiding lengthy recruiting and assessment processes. The immense cost savings involved in temporary staffing makes it an attractive substitute to permanent employment.
Long-term Staffing / Project Staffing Service
Long-term staffing services covers directing employees in long-term appointment, where there’s no specific period of time involved. Long-term staffing services requirement is commonly observed in the professional and technical fields, where candidates are required depending on a project-to-project. It makes more sense and more profit to companies who hire their candidates on a project basis than on a permanent basis.
Temporary-to-Permanent / Contract-to-Hire Staffing Service
This type of staffing service is a mixture of both temporary staffing and permanent staffing. The temporary-to-permanent staffing service allows a client company to take an employee on a temporary basis for purpose of evaluation and should the employee meet their satisfactory requirements, the company may then take the employee onto their payrolls. Temporary-to-Permanent staffing service provides company a safe substitute to permanent hiring and also helps the company to severely judge the potentialities and managerial skills of the employee in concern.
Most of the staffing companies offer all these types of staffing services. There are even specialist agencies that offer other staffing services along with those mentioned above.