You have an industrial work environment. A manufacturing plant. A construction site. A refinery. A petrochemical terminal.
Let’s face it- most of the time you’re not looking for clerical help or for an IT guy to fix your computers.
What you’re looking for is high quality, temporary help- strong and capable individuals that really understand safety. You need a guy comfortable in a hard hat and face mask.
Traditional staffing agencies are generalists. They’re not going to have the quality safety staff that you’re looking for. Although generalists are a great resource for some companies, they fall short in your industry.
Here’s 4 reasons why traditional staffing agencies fall short in your industry:
- They don’t provide the specific skills you need.
Here’s what you need to know about traditional staffing agencies: they take pride in the size of their workforce, but it isn’t the specific workforce that you’re looking for. They’ll have typists, clerical workers, file clerks, warehouse workers, dock hands, receptionists, and more. These are generalists and variety is what they do well. They can handle many needs, but not yours.
You’re not looking for generalists, you’re looking for specific skills. You need safety specialists that are comfortable and equipped to work in an industrial environment. A general staffing agency is not what you want- you need a specialist.
- They cost you more money than a specialist.
Think about the costs that it takes to keep a variety of specialty trades and people on a payroll. The training, wages, benefits, continuing education, tools, supplies, equipment, and management costs can really add up. The truth is, it can be very expensive for a general staffing agency to maintain such a diverse staff.
Providing variety costs money. And you pay for it.
If you choose a generalist, you are paying for those who work for you. And by default, you’re also paying for those who aren’t.
A traditional, general staffing agency has to keep a great variety of people on the payroll, maintain all their benefits, and market each of the services they offer. The management of it all is costly. You’re going to be the one paying for it.
- They don’t understand your industry.
OSHA. You’re very acquainted with them. You work hard to maintain regulations and to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
Even an unintended violation can cost you thousands of dollars, threaten the safety of your workers, and negatively affect the reputation that you’ve worked so hard to build.
A general staffing agency cannot provide the level of OSHA training and expertise that a specialist like ourselves can provide. An industrial safety staffing specialist will know more, will receive more training, and will have more experience.
We’re a part of your industry and we understand the regulations that you’re responsible for maintaining. We can team up with you to make sure that your workplace meets every standard and safety regulation.
- They provide variety, not excellence in one area.
It’s been said by many successful business leaders that it’s better to focus concentrated efforts on doing one thing well than to try to do many things mediocre.
We embrace this notion and our niche of providing excellent safety staff for industrial companies like yourself.
You just can’t expect a generalist staffing agency to provide the very best industrial staffing workforce. In fairness, it just isn’t what they do.
Their focus is to provide a workforce that meets almost every need. Almost.
In your search for industrial specialists, look to a specialist staffing agency. It’s all we do. And we tend to do it very well.
Let’s talk about how we can move your business forward together in the new year. Give us a call at 225-753-1909.