What Are the Benefits for Employers Who Use Contingent Staffing?

Contingent staffing often is used to fill skill gaps or handle a period of increased demand for labor. Adding this agility to your workforce can be beneficial for your manufacturing company.

Contingent workers often are blended with your permanent employees to work on a project or help with seasonal work. These workers may stay for 12-, 18-, or 24-month contracts.

Contingent staffing is common in the manufacturing industry. Food and beverage, apparel, electronics, coal, plastics, and automotive manufacturers often use contingent staffing to adjust their labor according to production supply and demand.

Discover some benefits of blending contingent workers with your permanent employees.

Time Savings

A contingent staffing firm provides companies with qualified candidates to fill open roles. Because these candidates are prescreened, the companies’ hiring teams simply need to interview them. Once a hiring decision is made, the recruiter negotiates the job offer on behalf of the candidate. The recruiter also helps with onboarding and regularly follows up to ensure the satisfaction of all parties. This frees up time for the hiring team to handle other responsibilities.

Financial Savings

Hiring contingent workers typically costs a fraction of what it takes to hire full-time employees. For instance, it takes a significant amount of money to advertise job openings, interview candidates, and add employees to the payroll. Also, employees typically receive salaries, insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Additionally, having employees requires employers to pay Social Security and payroll taxes.

In contrast, the staffing firm that employs the contingent workers pays all advertising, interviewing, and hiring expenses. Also, contingent workers typically are paid an hourly rate only for the work they perform. Additionally, because contingent workers aren’t your employees, you don’t need to provide benefits. Plus, since contingent workers aren’t on your payroll, there is no need to pay their Social Security or payroll taxes.


Using contingent staffing lets you adjust your workforce based on your business needs. This is especially important for the manufacturing industry. You can add contingent workers to your team during busy seasons. Then, when production goes back to normal, the workers can move to other assignments.

Specialized Skills

Blending contingent workers with your employees provides fast access to the niche skills your business requires. This is much more efficient and effective than training your employees to develop hard-to-find skills.

Contingent workers who have the specialized skills you’re looking for can begin producing in a short amount of time. This minimizes the amount of onboarding and training needed to adapt to your organization. Filling the skills gaps lets your company take on more work and remain competitive.

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