Maximizing your Current Workforce While Short Staffed

By January 10, 2022 Managers, Uncategorized

The Great Resignation has far-reaching implications for all industries across the United States. Many companies struggle to find workers to fill their open jobs even with more job seekers on the market. But there are plenty of ways to leverage your current team without stressing about the employee shortage. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your current employees even when you’re short-staffed.

Upskill or Reskill

As technology continues to evolve, companies will need to stay on top of the latest trends in the workplace. But rather than going out to hire more people with these additional skills, many organizations are finding it much more productive to provide the additional training to their current team members. If you feel short-staffed, train employees with the potential to handle these additional tasks.

Do More with Less

This feels like a hard one to accomplish, but once you master this skill, your company can do anything. Start by maximizing the time of your most productive employees. Get them on your side with rewards and gratitude. They will set the standard for the organization, and the rest of your team will follow.

Hire Short-term Help

If hiring new long-term employees isn’t in the cards for your business right now, you can fill some of the gaps with temporary associates. Working with a staffing agency to help you find short-term workers to help during a busy season or when you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed is a time-tested tradition that can keep your company on track.

Find a Trusted Staffing Partner

You don’t have to do any of this alone. If short-term temporary help isn’t the correct fix for your staff shortage, a trusted staffing partner also can help you find the next members of your team. Recruiters are trained professionals able to source and place qualified candidates in all kinds of positions, including at your company.


Are you experiencing staff shortages in the New Year?

Work with the staffing professionals at The Vision Companies today. Visit our website and get in touch with our team to see how we can enhance your hiring process! 

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