In a recent survey, PeopleReady found that 52% of companies have increased their use of temporary workers in the past year. The No. 1 reason for doing so: the need to scale their workforce. When it comes to adding new workers for your business, timing is everything—and so is having the right tools to get the job done. Here are three ways that a staffing app can help you scale your workforce quickly and easily.
Find workers with verified skills and experience
Nearly 9.2 million on-demand workers are expected to be part of the gig economy by the end of 2021, according to research by Intuit and Emergent Research. But workers with just the right skills and experience for your business may be hard to come by. So, how do you sort through all the candidates who apply for your open positions?
Using a staffing app backed by the support of a top staffing agency lets you connect with vetted, qualified workers who have the skills and talents you need. This cuts your recruiting costs and gives you convenient access to great workers who can provide proven value to your business.
Save time and attention for your other business priorities
Our survey also found that many companies (40%) are planning to make temporary jobs a permanent part of their workforce model. But the staffing process including interviews, onboarding and managing schedules can often be overwhelming. Along with providing direct access to workers 24/7, a staffing app can help you manage the staffing process much easier—everything from placing orders for workers to communicating with potential candidates to approving timecards, which means you save valuable time that will be better spent growing your business and pursuing new opportunities in your industry and market.
When PeopleReady asked our customers, “What is the greatest benefit of using a staffing app?,” 52% of them said “convenience.”
Broaden your recruiting efforts
Today’s tech-savvy generations expect easy access to everything at the tips of their fingers. When it comes to their job search, they want to be able to find and apply for jobs from their phones. More than half (58%) of today’s job seekers are looking for jobs on their phones, according to a recent Glassdoor survey.
A staffing app is a great way to maximize your recruiting efforts and give you a broader range of applicants. That can prove especially crucial in industries which are seeing worker shortages. Connecting to today’s workers through a staffing app increases the likelihood that you can find exactly who you need for your next project or event.
Scaling your workforce isn’t always an easy process. That’s where PeopleReady’s app, JobStack, comes in. With JobStack, you get access to qualified workers so you can continue to adapt to the changing needs of your business.