In an ideal business world, you have recruited and hired all the full-time staff you need, who, between them have all the necessary skills, expertise and knowledge of non-profit interim staff for all your business needs.
Well, more often than not, the reality is, in the ever-changing global climate that your business functions within, there may be times you may not always have the skills and expertise at hand that you require.
A viable option that is rapidly gaining momentum and a positive reputation is the hiring of interim staff – or temporary / contract staff – as it is commonly referred to.
There are many benefits why hiring an non-profit interim staff can prove to be the best solution – here I discuss my 4 reasons.
1. Immediate Hiring to fill a skills gap
Despite your best efforts, there may be times when you just cannot find the right interim professional to hire on a permanent basis.
2. You can evaluate their potential without commitment
You may have seen from the experience of interviewing potential candidates, that whilst on paper they fit the bill in terms of their qualifications, in reality they may not have any work experience of the practical application of their knowledge.
This could be a hindrance in the smooth running of your business as a lot more time and resources are being invested in their training to bridge the gap in working knowledge before seeing a return in profit for your investment in their recruitment.
3. Cover short / long term or sudden absences / emergencies
A normal expectation within any organisation is the fact that permanent staff may be on leave – short term can be annual leave with multiple staff off (such as summer or Christmas holidays) or short-term sick leave and long-term absence such as maternity / disability or long-term illness.
In these times, hiring non-profit interim staff will not only provide relief for the remaining permanent staff but also boost motivation and morale due to the reduction of pressure, as they will be experienced, knowledgeable interim directors professionals.
4. Increase profitability and efficiency
By hiring an interim staff for specific projects you can re-direct and focus on ensuring your permanent staff build their skills and training in the areas that are required long-term.
Not only will this build confidence in your staff in terms of not spreading their skills out thinly whereby they cannot fully focus on any particular job as they are continually covering additional work but also have time to develop specialists’ skills that can be called upon when required.