Build your workforce strategy based on output

May 1, 2020 Casey Nighbor

Imagine a staffing model where you manage your workforce based on output, not headcount. Instead of worrying how many people you need in your building, you manage staff based on the amount of packages that need to ship or pallets that need to be loaded onto trucks, etc.

This model offers complete accountability within your operation and increases output while meeting quality standards. With an output-based staffing strategy, your operation can reduce the number of steps in your production and increase efficiency quickly.

Learn more about what an output-based model can do for your business.

Create predictability during uncertain times

The key benefits of an output-based model during high peak times or market volatility are cost and output guarantees.

Regardless of circumstance, an output-based staffing partner like SIMOS, charges based on output and not headcount. This means that despite headcount swings, variance in production levels or market changes, your cost does not fluctuate.

SIMOS takes on the responsibility and accountability of onboarding, training, managing, meeting your KPIs and relieves the burden of increased costs during unstable times.

Managing a workforce based on output means that you have budget certainty during unpredictable times.

Say goodbye to worrying about headcount swings

Switching to an output workforce strategy means no longer agonizing about headcount swings.

This becomes especially crucial during peak seasons or market changes. If you’ve found yourself short of staff on your busiest days or sending people home when things slowdown in the past, then you understand how costly it can me. An output model eliminates this problem. 

This model charges solely on the amount of output in your operation.

A staffing partner would be able to manage swings in headcount and get the right number of workers for each day to meet your output KPIs, with no increase in cost.

Reduce the burden of turnover

High turnover is a costly problem for an operation to have. An output model can help alleviate the burden of turnover.

With an output model, your staffing partner is responsible for hiring and training associates and maintain productivity at no additional cost to you. You pay only for output and not headcount.

Another key component of an output model, such as SIMOS, are incentive-based compensation programs. These programs are designed to enhance productivity, mitigate turnover and increase output.

For example, employees are incentivized by cartons processed, earned hours, attendance, productivity or other KPIs.

These programs are designed to motivate, engage and inspire your team to meet your objectives.

Switching to an output strategy can bring numerous benefits to your operation and alleviate the many headaches of staffing your operation.

Want to learn more about building your workforce based on output? Contact a SIMOS team member to discuss your options.

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About Casey: Content marketing manager, frequently reading, aspiring chef, failed plant mom, connoisseur of tater tots, beauty products and airplane food.

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