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TES providers simplify recruitment processes

13th October 2023

By: Nadine Ramdass

Creamer Media Writer

     

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The logistics sector can significantly benefit from temporary employment service (TES) providers in bridging the skills gap and improving efficiencies. Further, through working with TES providers, logistics companies can streamline employment recruitment processes.

TES providers manage the administrative and compliance burdens of finding skilled workers, which allows logistics companies to focus on their core business. By streamlining employment processes, TES providers ensure that the right skills are matched with the industry's needs, says temporary employment service provider Worldwide Staffing MD Quintus Sliep.

He adds that this benefits logistics companies by providing access to a pool of experienced employees as well as assists in the alleviation of existing skills shortages within the industry.

“South Africa has such a massively high unemployment rate. And we have so many experienced and skilled employees within the logistics sector,” he says.

However, many businesses in the logistics sector struggle to find skilled workers that can integrate well with the company’s culture and needs. This can result in delays in finding workers as well as workers that are not able to meet the demands of the job, which can have a negative impact of the business’ ability to meet its targets.

Sliep adds that there are numerous administration steps involved in recruiting the right person for a job which can be time-consuming. Further, businesses have to comply with various regulations which can have a significant impact on the business if not adhered to properly.

Further, employees can struggle to find appropriate jobs within the industry despite having the required skills and experience. By working with skilled workers, TES providers can create a database that can be easily assessed when a company requires a worker.

The employee can then have access to more employment opportunities as they become available.

Another key advantages of working with TES providers is the flexibility and agility they offer. They can quickly provide a skilled workforce for short-term projects or during peak periods, enabling logistics companies to manage their labour requirements more effectively.

“You can manage the numbers that you get from TES providers and more effectively plan your cash flow, expenses and overheads,” Sliep says.

He explains that this cost-efficient approach allows businesses to focus on growth, stability and future planning.

Sliep explains that compliance is a critical aspect of the logistics industry. TES providers ensure that clients meet the strict regulations of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI). TES providers administer employee benefits and handle compliance issues.

Employers are required to pay contributions to the NBCRFLI which then administers the employee's annual leave, the employee's annual bonuses, employee’s sick leave and provident fund contributions.

TES providers manage these requirements for the logistics companies which simplifies the process and ensures compliance without the company having to take on the responsibilities directly.

“We take on those functions. Our model is based on providing a skilled resource set for purpose in a quick-as-possible turnaround time and allowing the logistics service provider to follow the contractual obligations,” Sliep concludes.

Edited by Nadine James
Features Deputy Editor

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