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Overtime Rule on Hold: How Your Staffing Partner Can Help (part 2 of 2)

In our last post, we reviewed what your Middle Tennessee business should do now that a nationwide injunction has effectively blocked the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime rule. If you missed it, here’s a link to Overtime Rule on Hold: What Should Middle TN Employers Do?

Today, we’re continuing our coverage of what’s become a very complex issue for businesses across the nation. The reason why is simple:

As your staffing partner, we can help!

We provide a full complement of staffing and placement solutions to minimize the cost and compliance risks associated with paying overtime in two key areas:

Overtime Culprit #1: Variable Workloads

If your business experiences peak periods, rapidly changing workloads or other issues which cause “highs and lows,” you may think that overtime is unavoidable. The truth? Planned staffing can dramatically reduce – or even eliminate – overtime, as well as the stress, burnout and compliance headaches it causes.

What’s planned staffing? In simplest terms, it’s the strategic use of temporaries to accommodate workloads known to vary in seasons or other cycles. Here’s how it works:

  1. Our team of workforce experts partners with you to examine fluctuations in your workload and identify peak demand periods.
  2. Then, we customize a staffing plan for your organization that:
    1. provides qualified temporary employees who can step in during your busiest times;
    2. reduces or eliminates overtime during peak periods;
    3. minimizes your need to layoff employees during slow periods;
    4. frees you to focus on your core competencies.

Overtime Culprit #2: Growth

Rapid growth is another contributor to overtime. It typically takes weeks (if not longer) to source, screen, interview and vet potential new hires – leaving existing employees saddled with extra hours until staff is added.

With a vast talent network and recruiting economies of scale, we can dramatically shorten your time-to-hire, which ultimately reduces the overtime required from current staff to “pick up the slack.”

Give our Cool Springs recruiters a call today.

Even if your busy season is months away, and even if your hiring plans aren’t immediate, now is the time to talk to us. By giving us ample lead-time, you optimize your chances of finding qualified candidates.

It’s never “too early” to discuss your staffing needs with us! The sooner we know about an upcoming hire or surge in your business, the better prepared we’ll be to minimize the costs and risks of overtime.