Businesses today face a huge amount of challenges every single day, but some of them face many unique obstacles that others just can’t fathom. Staffing has long been one of the biggest issues a business can face, and finding the right people for a position can be tricky.
While you probably already spend a tremendous amount of time making sure you hire the right people for the right positions, sometimes there are times when you need something different. That’s where outsourcing comes into play.
Outsourcing used to be a dirty word, but with businesses today catering to different interests and facing special challenges, it’s quickly becoming a solution that you simply can’t afford to ignore. For certain staffing issues, it’s a godsend.
Here are some examples of when outsourcing can help.
• When short term staff is needed quickly – maybe to staff a party or event that was setup on short notice.
• When specialised skills are required, but not on a permanent basis. A hotel planning a special event that lacks a bartender skilled in the creation of certain cocktails may need to outsource a bartender who has mastered it, for example.
• When seasonal positions need to be filled.
Temp agencies have been the traditional way of going about outsourcing, but today there are companies online that specialise in matching up businesses with professionals from a wide range of fields. One company that handles this reports that around 53,000 Australian businesses used the service in 2012, and that 58% of them were actually start-ups. From HR to payroll to bartending and beyond, chances are that you can benefit from this as well.
The Australian small business marketplace is growing steadily, and success relies on a number of things. Having the right staff at the right time is one of them, and with outsourcing it’s easy to do.