Dealing With Unexpected Hiring Needs

You can’t plan for everything. As much as you’d like the opposite of that statement to be true, one of your main duties as a CEO or team manager is to expect the unexpected. No matter how much planning you put into getting your organization running like a finely-tuned machine, it’s important to keep in mind that you operate in the real world.

Things happen:

  • Your best employee hands in their two-weeks’ notice
  • A change in the scope of a project leads to a need for more hands on deck
  • Deadlines shift, or bumps in the road leave your team way behind schedule
  • Your competitor announces drastic improvements, leaving you scrambling to catch up

Now, you can’t operate at all times in fear of such events occurring. But you can certainly create backup plans should you encounter them. Here, we’ll discuss some of the most effective resources to utilize in order to get your organization out of a jam. Let’s get started.

2 Ways To Deal With The Unexpected


Strategy #1: Build a Talent Pool

We’ve talked before about cultivating and maintaining a talent pool for a number of reasons. For the purposes of this article, maintaining contact with potential employees – even when not currently in need of their help – is key.

The best practice here is to keep in contact with individuals who you truly wish you could have hired in the past, but simply didn’t have an opening. Or, also consider those who came in a close second during your last round of hiring.

Of course, not all of the people within your talent pool will be consistently available. While you won’t exactly be able to keep them hanging on if a better offer comes along, by staying in touch with them from time to time, you’ll know exactly who to reach out to should the need arise.

Although this is a great way to stay staffed, building a talent pool often ends up being very costly in time, money, and resources. The good news is that staffing companies, worth their salt, already have talent pools built and filled with ready-to-deploy talent. Working with a staffing company increases the potential of meeting project deadlines, increasing speed to market, and better access to qualified personnel.

Strategy #2: Partnering with Staffing Agencies

When plans relating to your on-the-ground employees go awry, the path to least resistance is to contact experienced and professional staffing agencies.

Typically, these companies have a variety of qualified individuals ready to hit the ground running in whatever capacity they’re needed. If you’ve recently lost an essential employee, your partner staffing agency will be able to quickly match you with an individual who meets (or exceeds) your needs. If you need additional employees to help move a project along or meet a deadline, your partner staffing agency can provide any number of potential workers to help get the job done.

Simply put: Keeping in touch with a staffing agency can help you avoid major downtime within your organization when the unexpected happens. This is, perhaps, the quickest and simplest way to find the top talent that you need in order to meet project deadlines and stay productive.

Why entrust your search to The Panther Group?

There’s no shortage of professional staffing agencies vying for your business. But do they have what it takes to help you reach your goals? The Panther Group does. Contact us to find the talent you need.