In Support of the Side Gig

In Support of the Side Gig

As 2023 gets underway, employers everywhere are gearing up for what could be a very uncertain economy in the coming months.

But it’s not just business leaders getting ready.

New research from the American Staffing Association found that 58% of working Americans intend to get a “side hustle” or gig position in the coming year to help them get their finances in check. Whether that’s because of layoffs that already happened or fears over what’s to come, the truth is that American workers are ready to take on extra work.

And that’s a reality that employers should embrace—particularly given today’s market. Recruiting and hiring today can be a challenge but, if people professionals want to conquer the war on talent, it’s up to them to meet workers where they are. And for many, that’s looking for side jobs.

At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we have more than 25 years of experience helping clients find the right-fit talent. While we support clients hiring full-time staff, as well as those on the fast track to an executive role, many of our clients are looking for seasonal, part-time or temporary workers. Given that, we have long recognized the value that a “side hustle” position can bring for those workers: new experience, the ability to hone their skills, flexibility, a stepping stone for a permanent career. So, we strive to provide an unparalleled experience to our associates so that they—and our clients—can reach that potential. From robust benefits to competitive pay to state-of-the-art technology, we work to provide a seamless, supportive backdrop for our associates’ “side” gigs.

By working with seasoned vets like those at Integrity Staffing Solutions, you can be confident you’re just as ready to embrace this growing trend as your new workforce is. We help you design a tailored hiring strategy that is entirely branded to your organization; even though you may be hiring workers on a temporary basis, and perhaps in high volumes, it’s still vital that you maintain your brand and your culture throughout the process.

Ultimately, organizations that are hiring workers for just a short period of time shouldn’t treat them as such: Seasonal or temp workers need to have the same level of professionalism and support extended to them as an employer would to a permanent, full-time worker. That’s a key part of how a company can maintain a positive image among future and current workforces—which all organizations need today, more than ever.

As the ASA research highlights, what used to be novel is now becoming the norm: More and more Americans are willing to work two, even three, jobs to make sure they can put food on their table, provide their family the benefits they need and do so with the flexibility and autonomy they want. Now, it’s up to employers to make sure they can meet that demand.

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