Temporary Staffing has become the buzzing concept in the Indian corporate scenario. The gradual structural shift in the Indian economy has made it volatile enough to revamp its workforce planning.
Initially Temp Staffing was a practice in IT/ITES industry as this is one industry segment that involves and engages in various short term as well as off shore projects. Temporary staffing was majorly practiced at the junior level but with time it has gained momentum and is being practiced at all levels. Sectors like FMCG, consumer durable, e-Commerce and pharma have become bullish about the concept of temp staffing at senior management level. According to the reports from uae Staffing Federation , Flexi Staffing industry in uae is growing at a pace of 10-15% year-on-year and this trend is likely to continue in the following years. It also added that according to the available industry data, there are around 1.3 million temporary staff working in the organised sector though prominently dominated by unorganized players.
Temporary staffing involves a kind of contractual job for a stipulated period of time involving the use of manpower for a short term project or the portion of the project that requires specialized manpower. These temporary workers can be made permanent after the contract expires or the project extends depending on their performance. The duration of the contract might vary from a couple of months to a couple of year’s time.
Temporary staffing is a boon for the start ups as it saves a lot of time and cost involved in hiring and managing the workforce. Their major focus is on understanding the market , establishing their business and running it smoothly. Temporary Staffing are the saviors for them as they help them with specialized manpower that are capable of understanding their business needs and are experts in their field. Temporary staffing companies have a pool of qualified and screened candidates for multiple positions that can cut the cost of down time and the additional burden on the other employees in the organization.
With a productive and selective workforce that has to be managed for a stipulated period of time it becomes very easy for the top management to focus on the core competencies and also diversify in their area of operation. With the temporary staffing practice a company can bank on the existing networking opportunities. Any temporary staff irrespective of his level who has a good experience with a company would share that experience with their network. A positive experience with the business would spread fast and help promote the company brand and reputation. People prefer to work where others have had success and with social media, that positive experience will spread fast. In addition, each individual temporary employee brings a unique network of past professional colleagues and experiences. Sharing those particular experiences could open up the company to new clients, vendors, suppliers and business partners.
The companies now a days are opting for temporary staffing as it gives them an ease to manage their work force.Based on their individual evaluation or preferences, they can employ a temporary staff for a designated short term or, if desired, offer a full-time position to a worker who suits their respective businesses. Some business take up temporary staffing as a testing phase where they employ temporary workers at cost-efficient packages and test the abilities of new workers before signing them on full-time. There are some companies that repeatedly use the services of a temporary worker who has proven to be a company asset for different upcoming projects at regular intervals.
The practice and popularity of temporary staffing has given a boost to the Temporary Staffing in Dubai irrespective of the industry segments and has become the one stop solution for all kinds of temporary manpower needs.