HR has entered the spotlight! If you’re working in HR, you’re responsible for addressing workforce needs, such as safely operating in a post-pandemic world, reassuring worried employees and identifying resources you must retain or reorganize. If there’s ever been a time when HR was crucial organizational survival and growth, it’s now!
Many organizations are questioning: what will our staffing needs look like in the months and years ahead?
The next few years will most likely be characterized by strong market fluctuations, forcing HR departments to build flexibility into their workforce. During this time, the ability to scale up and down in response to market trends will be essential. You must also ensure the right talent is available when your company is ready for growth. According to Randstad Sourceright’s 2020 Talent Trends research — a global survey of more than 800 HR leaders conducted at the end of 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic — business agility was expected to be key this year. Even before 2020 began, signs of an economic slowdown appeared in Europe, Asia and North America. Now, this trend is even more important as workforce flexibility will remain front and centre during the recovery phase in the months ahead.
how can randstad help you build a flexible workforce?
As you adapt to uncertain times, you must organize your staff according to market trends. When an unforeseen need for staffing emerges, you need to have the capabilities to hire the right talent for as long as you need them. Here are some ways Randstad can support you:
leverage temporary talent
Whether you require support during a peak production cycle, to fill a temporary opening due to a specific project or parental leave, or just need a more flexible option than permanent employment, you need to implement a flexible employee strategy.
A successful strategy will help you:
- overcome a lack of specialized work skills
- manage peak production cycles
- prevent burnout among existing staff
- meet your customers’ expectations
access high-quality candidates
The cost of hiring the wrong candidate can be very high. Bad hires can be unmotivated and have low productivity. Poor hires can also create a toxic or unhappy work culture and drive top performers from your organization, thereby decreasing the total productivity of your teams. That’s why it’s so important to ensure the people you end up hiring are the right ones.
Randstad vets all the candidates we present you, ensuring they have the skills you need and mesh well with your company's culture. With our staffing services, you can be confident that all candidates are thoroughly vetted and qualified so you can make the right hire quickly.
create an effortless hiring experience
Candidates tend to favour companies that offer an effortless hiring experience. They're also more likely to stay engaged if they receive hiring updates throughout the process. Randstad streamlines hiring for both employers and candidates. We use technologies like video interviewing as part of our process, so candidates can apply from home. After the interview, the video is shared with you, your hiring managers, and other stakeholders.
tap into the latest technology
To build a modern, flexible workforce, companies should take advantage of tech-enabled tools to expedite the process of sourcing, pre-screening, assessing and interviewing candidates. Randstad offers access to cutting-edge technology to streamline your HR processes. One example is Randstad Youplan, which is designed to assist employers with hiring temporary workers for project-based work. It gives you the ability to easily schedule temporary workers 24/7 using the Youplan digital workforce planning system.
considering a partnership with randstad?
In the Randstad Staffing Guide, you'll find insights about what a collaboration with us would look like and how we can support your HR processes. In this guide, you'll find:
- Insights on how we work
- Examples of staffing options
- Case studies of successful partnerships