HR’s Biggest Headaches

Everybody knows that national employment agencies, like PrideStaff, are great at alleviating common HR problems such as covering last-minute call-offs or meeting tight deadlines.

But we can handle your toughest headaches too. Today, PrideStaff examines three of HR’s biggest challenges – and explains how our staffing and recruiting services can overcome them:

Candidate shortages. Data from our 2014 Workforce Hiring Projections showed that over half (56.1%) of respondents cited a “shortage of qualified talent” as their biggest hiring challenge. The highest skills gaps reported were for skilled workers (42.6%) and general laborers (25.9%).

Undeniably, a variety of demographic, economic and competitive forces are converging to create a “perfect storm” in the form of skills gaps and candidate shortages. The recruiting situation is not likely to improve any time soon.

How PrideStaff can help:

Allow us to develop a comprehensive staffing strategy that:

  • Matches your demand fluctuations – without adding to permanent headcount.
  • Ensures timely access to the specialized talent you need to grow your business.

Wage freezes. Hiring freezes are largely over, but wage increases are still on ice for many employers. As a result, HR is challenged with overcoming dips in morale and productivity, as well as preventing turnover (due to frustrated employees leaving for higher-paying opportunities elsewhere).

How PrideStaff can help:

Our Workforce Growth Solutions allow you to staff strategically with qualified temporary employees on a just-in-time basis. These services address a number of challenges associated with wage freezes, such as:

  • Controlling personnel expenses
  • Managing resource constraints
  • Reducing turnover
  • Improving morale

Managing benefits expense. In recent years, evolving healthcare legislation has made it more challenging – and expensive – to be an employer. In addition to higher benefits expenses, our 2014 Affordable Care Act Planning Report showed that associated administrative and management costs were anticipated to be the most significant for nearly 31% of employers.

How PrideStaff can help:

As a true staffing partner, PrideStaff can help you mitigate the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Work with us to:

  • Streamline administrative costs and headaches associated with ACA.
  • Develop a more strategic workforce model. By keeping full-time headcounts at a base level and supplementing staff when needed, you may be able to reduce your total number of full-time staff working 30 or more hours per week.
  • Leverage our knowledge of compliance and regulations to limit your insurance cost, while still allowing for the addition of staff to meet your growing demands.

Have a tough HR headache? Contact PrideStaff

Whatever HR headaches you face, PrideStaff is the ideal partner to help relieve them. Contact your local PrideStaff office today to schedule your free workforce consultation.