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How businesses can benefit from temporary consultants

12/06/2017  |  By: Sherrie Whatton, President/CEO, Staffing Solutions

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Companies who’ve benefited from Nashville’s exponential growth have also likely experienced growing pains while trying to keep up with demand. It’s a nice challenge to have, and one simple-but-effective solution can help.

Employing qualified temporary consultants to complete high-impact or quick-turnaround projects can make a big difference in meeting the challenges associated with rapid growth. Here’s how:

Streamlining of processes

If your organization is bogged down by manual, inefficient, time-consuming processes, hire temporary consultants to streamline them. By bringing a fresh perspective to your organization, temps can revamp cumbersome tasks so that they can be completed in a fraction of the time.

Mergers & acquisitions

Was your organization recently involved in a merger or acquisition? You could be struggling with absorbing new employees, adopting new processes or offering new products/services to your customers. Temporary consultants can be valuable in helping to navigate the transition period. Temps can stay on until workloads level, systems are integrated, employees are trained and assimilated, and new processes are in place.

Year end/seasonal sales

Does your company have an increase in sales during the holidays, or are you always wrapping up projects at your company’s year end? Temporary consultants can help with spiking demand and varying business cycles. Be proactive and bring in temps to alleviate stress before the busy season begins.

Rapid growth

Do you need immediate resources to keep up with increased workloads? Temporary consultants can meet escalating demands so you can continue to serve clients effectively. Temps can jump in and get the work done until you know what the long-term forecast looks like for your organization.

If your organization is growing rapidly, temporary consultants can help you level the load until you know whether you need to hire more permanent employees. Caveat: Make sure to partner with a high-caliber staffing agency with the expertise to screen and evaluate candidates and place qualified consultants who are the right fit.

Originally printed in The Tennessean.