10 reasons why you need an MSP

Understand the benefits of using a Managed Service Provider

5 minutes

March 14, 2022 Adecco

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Today’s labor market is as tight as it is unpredictable. More and more, that means employers are working with multiple staffing vendors simultaneously. And negotiating numerous sets of terms, payments processes, and systems. The result? Opaque supply chains, logistical overlaps, and tremendous waste.

Enter Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

When you partner with an MSP, you get the best return on investment from staffing vendors by adding visibility, mitigating risk, and speeding up access to great talent. They combine processes, people, and technology into one streamlined program for managing temp, temp-to-hire, direct hire, and gig workers.

So, isn’t it time you looked into the benefits of using a Managed Service Provider? Here are ten reasons why you need an MSP.

1. You’re spending a lot of time and money on staffing

Are your costs rising, but you don’t have the time or expertise to pinpoint where you are going wrong? Perhaps you took on a bunch of contingent workers to get through the pandemic, and now you’re struggling to keep a handle on who your workers are, what they do, and how much they’re costing you.

2. Compliance is getting trickier

Should your gig worker in California get more paid leave than your temp-to-hire employee in Arizona? Is your 18-year-old direct-hire staffer is entitled to fewer breaks than his 20-year-old agency colleague? Keeping up with fast-changing labor laws is tricky – especially if you’re operating across multiple jurisdictions. 

3. You’re seeing more accidents and illnesses

Having multiple staffing companies simultaneously on one shop floor makes maintaining safety standards challenging. Perhaps unsurprisingly, work-related accidents and illnesses have been trending up. OSHA is responding with stringent new safety legislation and hefty fines for employers who aren’t taking safety seriously. 

4. Planning’s getting more complicated

Pre-COVID, you had a good idea of when your seasonal peaks and troughs would be, and you could plan your staffing levels around them. Now, wild market fluctuations have rewired consumer behavior. From supply chain disruptions to soaring inflation, you’re finding it increasingly to plan – and budget – for staff.

5. You just can’t find the right talent

You’ve built a great employer brand, but your brand doesn’t seem to be resonating with contingent workers, who have different needs, expectations, and emotional triggers than your salaried staff. Attracting multiple employee classes is a balancing act that’s eating away at your managers’ time.  

6. You struggle to keep the staff you do have

Retaining good employees is more difficult than ever. Getting good contingent workers to stay the course is more challenging yet. You know there are ways to motivate contingent workers, from project completion bonuses to tailored short-term benefits, but you’re finding it hard to manage. 

7. Your vendors all have competing ways of working

Different employee cultures, different safety strategies, different tech stacks. Consolidating these competing forces into one cohesive team can be incredibly challenging, eating into manager time and dampening morale.

8. Technology is moving too fast

Today’s contingent workforce managers need predictive analytics to pinpoint skills gaps, spending habits, supplier performance, and other business-critical metrics. But you don’t have the money, time, or expertise to invest in the sophisticated tools you need.

9. You’re working with groups that you’re not used to working with

International students on short-term visas. Parents on irregular shift patterns. Workers with criminal backgrounds building new career paths. Pandemic-driven scarcity showed employers the value of tapping underserved talent pools. But communication and cohesion can suffer if you’re not careful about inclusion.

10. Something’s not working – but you don’t know why

Are you sensing trouble in the ranks? Maybe your workers can’t seem to keep their energy levels up until the end of a shift? Maybe your attrition rate is ticking up, or you’re experiencing ghosting coasting. You know something’s amiss, but you don’t know what.

Partner with an MSP who has the experience

In today’s erratic market, contingent workers are an essential part of any workforce. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get a handle on your contingent worker needs.

Our Adecco team brings passion, technology, and data-driven insights to build a flexible, made-to-measure workforce, so you get the benefits of using a Managed Service Provider and so much more. Our staffing experts know how to leverage the optimal combination of vendors, saving you time, protecting your profits, and accelerating your growth.

Visit our Managed Service Provider page, or contact us today.