Running a business can be hectic job. It doesn’t matter if you own the company or are charged with managing a firm for someone else–you have a lot to get done. In some cases it pays to outsource some of the day-to-day tasks so that you can focus on your core functions. One of the tasks that can take up a good portion of your time is the hiring process.
There aren’t always enough hours in the day to post job openings, screen applications and set up interviews. Then you actually have to set aside time to facilitate the interviews and decide whom you want to bring on. While you are doing this you aren’t managing your budget, making sure that your customers are happy or working with your current employees so that everything stays on track.
So why not save a little time by letting an experienced staffing agency take some of the workload over for you? At Labor Systems we know that you have individual needs when it comes to staffing. We also understand that you are a dedicated manager who is focused on bringing in the right people. That is why we offer three different ways to use our staffing services.
Sometimes an employee needs time off for vacation or family matters. Other times you need extra sets of hands, but only for a limited amount of time. A temporary worker, or maybe a few, can make times like this easier for you. We can provide workers for a limited amount of time, who will come in and help you get the job done. Once you are back to normal and don’t need them they are sent on to another company. There is no stress associated with firing an employee or cutting back hours to keep staff on. Temporary workers can help hotel mangers staff housekeepers in Phoenix for a week-long convention or make sure that a contractor in Tempe has the unskilled workers they need to help out with a construction project.
This is one of the most flexible options out there when it comes to staffing. In some instances you might want to bring someone on, but are not sure if you will need the person full time. In other instances you want a full-time employee, but need to make sure that the person is the right employee for your business. In either case request a temp to hire employee. The worker shows up with the understanding that he is working on a temporary basis. If personalities and demand work together, you have the option to keep the temporary hire as a full-time employee; if not they move on to another assignment. While this option is great for any industry, it is especially good for professional businesses. A construction company might want to feel out their need for a secretary, or an office manager might want to try out a new mail clerk. Either way temp-to-hire leaves your options open. We have left managers happy from Bullhead City to Flagstaff.
Hiring can be a lengthy process. If you don’t have a large Human Resources department, you might not have the time for the process. Regardless, you still need full-time staff. That is where direct placement comes into play. We have interviewed and evaluated candidates. You tell us what you are looking for and we match you with a fitting employee. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the employees once they arrive to make sure that they work out for you. If you prefer to go in a different direction, we understand and will send over a more suitable candidate; if not, then all the better. Nothing pleases us more than our ability to match our workers to your needs. Going through a staffing agency for your hiring process can be win-win, except in this case you win twice. You get a great new employee and you don’t have to devote a significant amount of time to doing it!
When it comes to construction staffing, temporary labor is not only a good option; it is a necessary one. Granted, construction companies and foremen might have particular skilled laborers in mind who can save them time when they are going through the staffing phase of a new project. But what about the support staff who may not need specialized skills? Every job site needs clean up and staff to work in assisting roles. We all know that the craftsmen would not get the job done without backup.
That’s where we come in. We provide unskilled workers for any job site with as little effort as a phone call. You do not have to spend time interviewing candidates or worry about paying the various costs associated with full-time employees, like insurance or payroll services. We can send workers in right away who are ready to help your more advanced guys get the job done. Interviewing is a main focus of our business, so we know how to spot a good candidate and then make sure they work out in the field. You also get to choose how many workers you need and on which days, so every job stays within budget.
We know that experience is essential. Even unskilled workers need to know their way around a jobsite. Our temporary staff goes through safety training courses to ensure that they are aware of how to react in any situation. After that we place them in the field where they gain they experience they need to perform. Between training and time in the field, our workers evolve into assets in their position. They need less supervision and micro-management than employees hired fresh off the street. They are often cross-trained as well. Our guys can clean up job sites and equipment, unload materials and back up skilled workers like carpenters and electricians. This is really all that you can ask for from an unskilled worker.
One last point to make is preparation. How many times have you seen laborers show up without the proper equipment and wondered how they intended to work? You can’t get a job done if you don’t have the material–it’s that simple. We get it, and that’s why we make sure that our laborers are ready to work before they get to your site. If the job calls for it, we supply:
- Back Belts
- Dust Masks
- Ear Plugs
- Hard Hats
- Safety Boots
- Safety Glasses
- Safety Goggles
When you call us, you’ll have no headaches first thing in the morning because a low-level guy showed up unprepared. We make sure of it and so should any agency that works with you to staff your project. We advise that you make sure anyone who sends you staff has thought these things through in advance, you will see the difference in the quality of the work.
So you run an office and besides managing work flow and meeting with clients, one of the primary issues you deal with on a daily basis is staffing. When it comes down to it, your employees are one of the most important parts of your business. It doesn’t matter how good your product or service is, if the people behind it cannot make things happen. Add in budget constraints and finding the proper balance can be a daunting task. Our clients have found that one of the best ways to balance quality and budget is to supplement their staff with quality temporary personnel.
You may be concerned about a staffing agency’s ability to provide ‘quality’ temporary help. A common misconception is that people work temp jobs because they cannot find full-time employment. While that may be true in some cases, many workers choose temporary work because they seek the same flexibility that businesses seek. People have different lives, interests, schedules and responsibilities and temporary agencies offer opportunities that are not available in the traditional job market. In addition to recruiting and screening quality employees we have an interview process that helps us evaluate prospective placements not only in terms of skill level, but also personality, attitude and work philosophy. Our goal is to match the right employee with each customer we serve.
There are numerous advantages to supplementing your staff with temporary employees:
- Lowered costs: Temporary employees do not accrue benefits expenses. Additionally, since we are responsible for payroll and compliance issues, your HR and payroll department can devote time to other tasks which saves your company money and increases productivity.
- Greater flexibility: If key employees need time off for maternity leave, family business, extended vacation or sudden illness, temporary employees can help ensure that your business does not stop running prior to the full-time employee’s return.
- On-demand hiring capability: Businesses often deal with fluctuations in their business cycles. Whether these fluctuations are seasonal or your business receives a large order, utilizing temporary workers allows you to right-size your business, up or down, without dealing with hiring and termination issues.
- A trial run with potential hires: Many of our clients turn to temporary employees as a way to “test out” someone for a full-time position. There is great value for both the employer and the temporary employee to test the relationship prior to entering into full-time employment. After this temp-to-hire period, the probability of a “long-term fit” is quite high.
This is a small list of benefits that make temporary workers a great option for small and large businesses. Temporary agencies specialize in recruiting and hiring and are focused on providing the best workers possible to their clients. We have been in business since 1985 and would love the opportunity to work with you. Try us out and see how we can help.
No business can run without employees. Often businesses hire a full-time staff that they keep on year-round. This is not always the case, however. Seasonal fluctuations, projects that need labor for a limited amount of time, or even covering for staff that are on leave can sometimes leave managers wondering how to bridge the gap. That is where we come in. We are Labor Systems Job Center. We make it our business to help your business.
We know that sometimes you need staff in a pinch. We also know that you might be busy running your business and do not have time for the hiring process. We are the answer to both challenges. With over 25 locations in Arizona, we can make sure that you have reliable workers ready to show up and help you get the job done. From one worker to 300 workers, no job is too big or too small! Whether you need labor for a construction project in Phoenix, warehouse help in Kingman or you need to staff multiple catered events in Tucson, we can help.
What We Do
A privately-held business, Labor Systems Job Center has been providing staffing and labor solutions in Arizona since 1985. Over the past 25 years we have learned what it takes to find the right people for the job. We provide temporary labor to companies of all sizes spanning all industries. Our staffing specialties comprise of administrative, hospitality, light industrial and construction workers. We also act as a placement service or temp-to-hire agency, saving you the time and costs associated with the lengthy hiring process.
We interview and screen candidates based on skills to make sure that they will be a good fit for particular types of jobs. Safety is a top priority and all temporary employees receive general safety training on a regular basis. For our temporary employees working on construction sites, we provide basic safety equipment such as hard hats and ear plugs, as well as equipment such as rakes, shovel and brooms at no charge so that our workers are prepared when they get to the job site. We do what it takes to ensure that our customers get high-quality labor without having to do more than make one simple phone call. We even offer an unconditional guarantee to make sure that you are happy with our services.
Full-Service Staffing Solutions
We mentioned the lengthy hiring process before. That’s what we save you. We recruit, screen applicants, hire and E-Verify employees to meet your needs. Of course we have to bill you, but instead of your payroll department cutting multiple checks, matching payroll taxes, dealing with workers’ compensation issues, as well as government compliance for all those employees, you cut us one check. We take care of the details after that. This gives you more time to concentrate on making money for your business.
This is the first blog entry that we will be making. There will be more to come, so stay tuned. Our goal is to keep you informed about labor, staffing, and human resources issues, and to help you find and implement staffing solutions that work for your business.