Due to the banking industry’s current state, the mortgage space has been crazy busy for some time now. With Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) looking like it will be ramping back up, now may be the perfect time to avoid a natural lull that happens; the fatigue and overall tiredness that occurs over time. I hear it in the voices of potential candidates I speak to every day. Candidates have flat out told me that they are looking for a new opportunity because they need a change in pace; they are tired, worn out, and are looking because they want a change in scenery. How does an employer combat fatigue and retain their long-term, hard-working staff? Utilize some contract employees! Here are why contractors are an excellent asset in the banking industry.
Contractors offer flexibility
If you are worried about your team feeling burnt out or overworked because of the red-hot mortgage space, bring in some help. The market will only get busier as the pandemic concludes and interest rates remain low. Instead of risking losing some of your most valuable staff, you can bring in contractors to help with the workload.
Contractors can offer the support your team needs without any long-term strings attached or term commitments (unless, of course, you decide to bring them on full-time after their contract). Instead of spending a ton of money to bring on a new employee, you can hire a contractor to support your staff with a timeframe that fits your needs. You can hire them on a three-month contract term and decide to extend the term if you still need their help. You can also terminate the contract if you no longer need their assistance. It’s that simple. Using contract workers can come in and fill an immediate need for you, boost margins, productivity, and most importantly, provide support to your existing staff in a non-threatening way.
Want to learn more about utilizing contract staffing?
If you need a little extra help in the coming months, give me a call, and let’s talk about your hiring needs. Johnson Search Group can work with your company’s specific needs to keep your existing staff happy and boost production.