Smart Staffing Resolutions for 2021

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021! What are your 2021 New Years Resolutions for your organization?

A resolution is a decision to do or not do something, to accomplish a personal goal, or break a habit (so that "promise" you make to yourself to organize that desk drawer, but you forget about by February probably doesn't count). 2020 was a challenging year, to say the least. We can’t help but think about how different our New Year’s resolutions look this time around, especially for business leaders and HR professionals alike.

Here are three New Year's Resolutions from The Salem Group team that will better equip you for the year ahead.

1. Get Organized

Great organizations are built on great processes. When was the last time you really took stock of your contingent worker program? For great organizations to continually adapt and improve, they must periodically take a step back and review their current programs and processes. The largest investment any company makes is with its talent, and frequently checking how effectively you manage your total workforce is critical to your company’s bottom line. One of the most significant areas of gain, both financially and operationally, is with your organization’s contingent labor workforce.

Salem recommends holistically analyzing best practices and efficiencies at regularly scheduled intervals as an effective way to adapt, develop, and continually improve your staffing program and create more flexibility and financial gains.

2. Optimize the Hiring Process

An inefficient, daunting hiring process can create unfavorable impressions even for the most dedicated job candidates. Organizations need to make quick, efficient decisions or risk their ideal candidates going off the market before they can even make an offer. Your contingent staffing partners should be helping you!

At Salem, we help our clients optimize the hiring process by including brief Video Introductions to our candidates along with their resumes. Not only our staffing professionals screen and submit only the best-fit candidates for each requisition, but we found that these video intros help our clients get to "yes" quicker. What a time saver!

3. Focus on Employee Well-Being

69% of workers have said that this year has been the most stressful of their entire professional career. Make sure moving forward that you encourage wellness routines and strict distinctions between work and personal time. In addition to training your managers on how to recognize burnout, your contingent staffing partner can work with you to help alleviate your essential team's workload during only the busiest, most stressful times of the year.

Temporary workers help fill in gaps during peak demand and special projects when you need skilled, short-term staff who won’t break the bank. Temporary workers are often just as qualified (if not more) than most full-time workers and can help manage heavy workloads and support your full-time employees to keep them happy.

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