The contingent staffing industry has grown rapidly in recent years due to the rise of the contingent workforce. Over 40% of the U.S. workforce is made up of contingent workers, which is a growing trend in South Africa and worldwide.
Companies are hiring contingent staff mainly to increase flexibility and gain a competitive advantage during seasons when temporary staff are most needed.
When done right, contingent staff can be a valuable asset to your company, delivering the specialised skills and expertise you need without the overhead of a full-time workforce.
This article takes an in-depth look at contingent outsourcing and why MASA is the preferred partner for contingent staff in the industry.
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What is contingent outsourcing?
Contingent outsourcing is a buzzword that has seen a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic as companies navigate unique staffing challenges.
Simply put, this term refers to the process of hiring temporary employees, also known as on-demand workers, to fulfil the current needs of your company.
Essentially, contingent outsourcing is a type of staffing that allows your company to hire people when needed, without the inconvenience and additional costs of doing this in-house.
A good outsourcing solution caters for the exact roles that need attention and extends your organisation’s reach to handle high demand. Many companies depend on contingent workers, from contingent IT staff and marketing professionals to entire labour workforces running factory operations.
The core benefit of contingent outsourcing is flexibility, which is why contingent staff are in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. When you contract with an outsourcing agency, they can handle your contingent staff management like they would with regular employees.
This flexibility means contingent workers can be added or removed from your organisation depending on fluctuating demand, without the financial and logistical burden of hiring full-time employees.
Who is contingent staffing for?
Contingent staff are an attractive option for companies that need to cover a shortfall in their workforce, either temporarily or on an ongoing basis. Often contingent staff are brought into the organisation to cope with fluctuations in demand.
Contingent outsourcing has become very common during the COVID-19 pandemic, where companies are using temporary staff to fill gaps in their workforce. In other situations, contingent staff are brought in to cover for employees who need time off due to illness or injury, maternity leave, or even to cover an expected short term shutdown.
Contingent staff are valuable when it comes to filling highly specialised roles that are project-based. In these instances, they are often recruited on a short-term basis and tasked with specific projects to complete over a particular period.
“The flexibility of the contingent hiring model can be particularly beneficial for employers,” says Shakira Irizarry, Recruiting Manager for Beacon Hill’s Pharma Division in Wakefield, Massachusetts. “If a company is trying to meet a deadline or just needs added expertise for a specific duration, it’s much more efficient to engage a staffing firm to assist in finding the right specialised contingent candidate.”
Why choose MASA for contingent staffing services?
MASA has over twenty years of experience in the outsourcing industry, offering specialist outsourced recruitment and management services tailored to meet each client’s needs. Our expert teams have a thorough understanding of what businesses need from contingent workers, so we can provide you with the contingent staff you can trust.
MASA ensures your company’s flexibility continuum locally and internationally with specialist outsourced recruitment and management services. Our specialist operations and payroll teams administer and manage thousands of contingent employees worldwide, and we can tailor staffing solutions to support your business growth and development.
The core reason clients prefer MASA’s contingent staffing solutions is that it offers significant flexibility in managing their workforce. Essentially, clients don’t have to endure the time-consuming processes associated with hiring new employees, which is also a beneficial cost-saver in the long term.
Let us take a look at the further benefits of MASA’s contingent outsourcing.
A flexible solution
By working with MASA, you can be sure we understand what you require from our contingent staff to deliver flexible arrangements to adapt to changes in workload and productivity needs.
Being adaptable lowers costs and improves efficiency, whether it’s the changing opening hours for your shop or increased product accessibility. Working with blue-chip corporates has shown that adopting a flexible HR approach to your business model is an excellent method to minimise operational risks.
Instead of employing a large number of people (and the payroll hassles that go with it) or relying on strangers, businesses can leverage on-demand staffing and work with known and reputable individuals for the hours they are required.
We also work around your core business hours to ensure the outsourcing process does not disrupt you. Our flexible approach also means we can accommodate new or additional contingent workers as demand arises without going through unnecessary recruitment processes.
The right skills & expertise
With MASA’s contingent staffing solutions, you can benefit from temporary staff with specialist knowledge of your industry. We understand what you need and will match contingent employees to your specific requirements, whether it is a temporary project or an ongoing role.
We will work closely with your team to ensure contingent staff are well-matched for the role and fully integrated into your company. MASA’s contingent staff are carefully sourced and vetted, highly skilled professionals who bring their specialist skills to your organisation when you need them most.
Our team of trusted experts can provide contingent staffing solutions that offer the following:
- Short and long-term contingent workers for roles such as project management, sales and marketing support, finance and accounting services, engineering, manufacturing and production.
- Temporary contingent staff for short-term projects or to fill in during staff absence, i.e. maternity leave, time off due to ill-health etc.
- Temporary to permanent contingent staff who are carefully matched with your business needs so they can become a valuable member of your team over the long term if you decide that contingent staff is the right solution for you.
It’s impossible to cater to unplanned events and know exactly when you will need to hire staff. MASA excels at delivering on-demand contingent staffing, so you never need to worry about being understaffed.
Our team of experts has years of expertise with staff outsourcing to offer you advice and support on how to start using contingent staff, including an overview of how it works, the benefits, and understanding your legal requirements as a business owner or manager.
With contingent workers available at short notice, you can be confident your temporary staff will deliver the best solution to meet your business needs. MASA provides contingent staff with experience in your industry or niche, increasing the likelihood that they will be able to hit the ground running and achieve results quickly.
Expert recruitment process
When contingent staff is the right solution for you, our team will provide solutions that meet all of your contingent outsourcing needs, including expert recruitment.
MASA specialises in sourcing, vetting, interviewing, hiring and training the best candidates to meet your needs, whether you are hiring contingent staff on a short-term basis or looking into an ongoing temporary workforce arrangement,
As the most proficient recruitment professionals in the country, we undertake a thorough needs analysis with each client. This step gives us a firm understanding of your business model, corporate culture and specific industry circumstances so that we can match the most qualified candidates to your organisation.
Contingent staff can be integrated into your organisation quickly and easily, allowing you to save time and expenses by avoiding lengthy onboarding and offboarding processes.
Ultimately, the contingent staff is a flexible solution that can provide your business with the flexibility required to achieve long-term growth and success. It is vital that contingent staffing aligns with your company values, vision and overall objectives so you can access skilled people who can make positive contributions to your team.
As the contingent staffing partner of choice for a broad range of organisations, MASA offers a full suite of outsourcing services to ensure your business needs are met at every stage of the contingent worker lifecycle.
Contact us today for your contingent staffing needs and leverage the ultimate outsourcing solution for your company.
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