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Leaner staff, more work, what to do?

In times like these, our work shifts with the market. 

Many employers who have had to cut staff are faced with needing to produce just as much output as before. Our job becomes to remind them of the benefits of using temporary workers:
1. Just-in-time solutions. A good temp staffing partner (like LandaJob, of course) can get someone plugged in immediately, to keep the overworked team members from leaping off the ledge. Sometimes even the same day! (Example: an in-house agency that needed a proposal proofread overnight — Done!)
2. Flexibility. The option to use a temp for anywhere from four to forty-plus hours a week. On-site or off-site. Schedule, then cancel, then schedule again. Dictate custom specifications for talent and experience. (Examples: a consulting firm which needed a specialized researcher for a period of weeks, different number of hours each week; a design firm which has pre-selected a mini-roster of graphic designers that fit their needs, using them on as as-needed basis.)
3. Convenience. Make one call (to LandaJob, of course) instead of coordinating everything yourself. We arrange scheduling, screening, follow-ups… everything. (Example: an agency which has a roster of freelancers, but everyone currently busy or not returning calls.)
4. Peace-of-mind. A temp is employed by the staffing firm (LandaJob, of course) and so we take care of paying the employee weekly, plus their payroll taxes and federal withholding, keeping our clients out of IRS difficulties and 1099 headaches. (Example: an in-house creative services team which uses temporary staff seasonally to handle extra workload.)
The smart employers keep their permanent staffs happy with all the resources they need. We’re just happy to help.
What are some ways that temporary staff have helped your company?

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