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Staffing and Worker Issues: Seven Questions for Employers Considering Temporary Labor
January 31, 2022
Temporary Labor Offers Simple Solutions for Global Labor Complications
Businesses experiencing worker shortages, absenteeism, and COVID-19 exposures are under pressure to maintain productivity while navigating a wide range of complexities. Ongoing worker and labor shortages, strikes, walk-offs, and COVID-19 outbreaks can leave your workplace empty and in a perpetual state of hiring. During these difficult times, temporary labor can relieve much of the stress related to COVID-19, including strikes and labor shortages.
AFIMAC Global has been the global leader in providing temporary workforces across the world. Should your business require a temporary workforce, or you are preparing for a work stoppage, AFIMAC can address these issues and more, including pre-strike planning, supply chain risk assessments, and disaster assistance.
Temporary Labor: Important Questions Answered for Business Owners
Find answers to crucial questions related to temporary labor and explore all options to mitigate losses and maintain productivity, even if you experience complex labor shortages.
1. Where Do Staffing Agencies Find Temporary Laborers?
Specialized third parties, such as AFIMAC recruit and screen temporary labor candidates from the local area, which are then dispatched to meet the needs of each client. AFIMAC maintains a database of temporary workers with a wide range of skill sets, ready and willing to meet the needs of clients anywhere in North America and around the globe.
2. How Quickly Can Temporary Laborers Be Dispatched?
Temporary workforces can be dispatched to a client’s job site quickly, sometimes less than 24 hours. Certain remote job sites could take longer to deploy.
3. Are Temporary Laborers and Workforces Best Suited for Strikes?
Temporary workforces are a great solution for managing productivity during a strike but can also be dispatched to address other issues, including workforce burnout or natural disasters. When workforces are exposed to COVID-19 or simply unwilling to work, temporary workforces can address shortages, even for short periods.
4. Do Temporary Workforces Require Management?
No. AFIMAC temporary workforces do not require supervision and are managed by AFIMAC administrative personnel on-site. Temporary workforces are full-service and handle all administrative concerns, resolving issues as they arise, including certifying the quality of their services and any other management concerns.
5. What Types of Temporary Workers Are Available?
AFIMAC can provide professionals with multiple skill sets, including physical security guards, commercial truck drivers, general laborers, millwrights, electricians, engineers, forklift operators, and personal support workers. Should your business require skilled labor, AFIMAC can source and provide such services.
6. How Are Temporary Workers Transported to a Job Site?
Typically, temporary workforces are transported by commercial buses on behalf of AFIMAC. Should your business be experiencing a difficult strike, AFIMAC can offer protective drivers, not just for temporary workforces, but for skeleton staff or business leaders who must cross picket lines to enter a job site.
7. Which Industries Can Use Temporary Labor?
AFIMAC has a long history of helping Fortune 500 companies manage worker shortages with temporary labor solutions. Temporary labor can be shaped to fit your needs and address worker shortages in the manufacturing, logistics, supply chains, shipping, receiving, factory, warehouse, cleaning, and hospitality industries.
Temporary Labor and Workforce Solutions Offered by AFIMAC
AFIMAC continues to be recognized as the industry leader in temporary work solutions for corporations across multiple industries. AFIMAC can address complications related to strikes, labor negotiations, walk-offs, or absenteeism among your workforce. AFIMAC maintains a directory of highly skilled laborers that can address long-term strikes or shortages and assist with complicated labor negotiations.
Temporary workers provide a solution to challenges related to your supply chain and can help ease issues of absenteeism that have arisen post-pandemic. Should your business experience labor shortages or any other economic uncertainty, AFIMAC can offer solutions while helping navigate challenges with union negotiations and strikes. Further, AFIMAC can address other issues, including strike security, remote terminations, and executive protection service offerings.
Contact us directly to learn more about available services for business owners and industry leaders.