The right person for the right role - not every role or responsibility requires hiring a permanent person. Consider taking advantage of flexible staff to address the range of challenges that could come your way as you gear up for growth. For every business challenge, there is an interim professional who can provide much-needed assistance.
Here’s what to look for:
Clones – If a major initiative will divert your attention from the day-to-day running of the business for weeks or months, see if you can find an interim who can step in and help you manage daily workloads during this time.
Boosters – You might be hesitant to promote a promising employee because the person lacks experience in a particular area. A booster can mentor this individual, providing the guidance required to help your superstar advance to the next level.
Advisors – These consultants can step in to develop and execute strategies when you need senior support for IT, creative, finance or legal projects.
One-timers – One or many people are brought in to work on a one-time project, such as a systems implementation, new product launch or document review. They might also fill in for permanent staff during holidays or other absences.
Relievers – These professionals step in to assist with overflow work from a variety of departments. They can tackle pending projects when your permanent staff members lack the time or specialised skills to manage them.
Treasure hunters – These individuals can pinpoint inefficiencies in your organisation, resulting in pounds saved or recovered. These skills are particularly valuable in areas such as systems analysts, accounts receivable, collections and risk management.