Using a labour hire agency to get through COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on businesses over the last few weeks, particularly those in the construction and trades industries. With so much uncertainty over market conditions & when things will return to normality, businesses might be nervous to hire staff on a permanent basis, even though delayed projects or jobs need to completed fast.

Here are our 3 top reasons why using a labour hire company, like Hirestaff, can help your business get through COVID-19:

1. Find temporary staff fast

Labour hire companies have a large number of workers on their books, ready and willing to get back to work. If you need workers quickly, you can simply outline the skills required, what the job is and Hirestaff will find a suitable candidate. You could have workers on site within 24 hours.

2. Minimise your risk

Instead of hiring workers on a permanent basis, you can use a labour hire company to supplement your workforce as and when you need them. If you need staff for 2 weeks or 2 months, you can add and remove temporary workers to suit your work levels, without any of the risk. This will be particularly helpful whilst operating in alert levels 2 and 3 – if we move back and forth between the levels, you can enjoy the benefits of additional workers and avoid the risk of permanent staff.

3. Focus on what is important

Instead of worrying about advertising, interviewing and shortlisting candidates, a labour hire company can take the stress and hassle out of recruiting staff. If you leave it to us, you can focus on what is important to your business, like completing jobs or pitching for new work. Hirestaff will take care of finding the best candidate for the job. We will interview & reference, plus take care of paying wages and tax.

Due to COVID-19, Hirestaff have over 40 workers on our books who are currently on the wage subsidy. They are all extremely keen to get back to work and are available to start as soon as possible. We have a variety of skilled people available, so please get in touch if you need staff over the next few weeks. Contact us on 09 218 4625 and we’ll organise staff fast.