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REVEALED: What Are the Disadvantages of Staffing?

Of course, there are obvious advantages to staffing. Businesses cannot succeed without adequate and competent work teams. There is both internal and external staffing to consider. External staffing brings people in from the outside. Internal staffing can lead to positive outcomes, but it can also lead to a number of problems that external recruitment may be able to bypass. As such, many marketers ask, “What are the disadvantages of staffing?”

Organizational change and staffing are not always easy. Internal recruiting can make it difficult to create changes in the way things are usually done. One of the complaints about recruiting from within is that new managers will likely continue to do things the same old way.

Notepad with staffing solutions on a wooden surface.

Resentment from Employees

For one, it is a challenge to draw from an internal employee pool even when there is an abundance of talent and business acumen. Employees within are bound to feel slighted if not chosen. This happens even if management has done everything within its power to give every qualified person a fair and equal chance. Someone will always feel angry that management passed them over.

Choosing from within the company may also create limit options. Choosing only from among the people within the company may overlook the talents of someone who may be more qualified for the job from the outside. From without, there may be a better fit waiting to interview.

Hiring from within also means that a vacancy somewhere needs to be filled. Eventually, someone from the outside will need to bring in to fill an opening. Also, taking someone competent out of a position can alter the smooth flow of operations. Even for entrepreneur staffing, success is impossible without being able to build the right team.

It is never just about impressive ideas or theories. Success is a result of qualified and motivated people working together as a team to bring concepts and ideas into the world of reality. While you may have an amazing vision, or even if you are a decision-maker, there is no enterprise that can accomplish with just one person. There is a number of advantage to working with a staffing firm:

  • Saves Time – Staffing companies have access to an array of talent. They have people in their database that may not be available through traditional job search sources


  • Temporary and part-time temp workers may be privy to insurance benefits. This can save a hosting company a lot of money in the long run. Some temp employees may be eligible for insurance benefits or retirement plans if they have worked long enough.


  • Staffing agencies may also have a pool of employees who do not mind flexible working conditions. Candidates are instrumental in helping staffing agencies decide jobs that best fit the candidate’s needs. Candidates are able to arrange their work schedule to fit the client’s needs. It becomes a win-win for everyone.

A staffing agency may also provide temp help that can serve as a bridge to a permanent position. Temp work allows an individual to get their feet through the front door, and for companies to access their abilities

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