How to Choose a Strike Staffing Agency

When it comes to finding temporary or contract workers, using a strike staffing agency can be a great option. However, not all staffing agencies are specialized in strike staffing. An agency like Strom that specializes in strike staffing will help you take a proactive approach to contingent workforce staffing, before you feel the impact of a disruption.

If you aren’t already planning for a workforce interruption, that may be costly. Here is everything you need to know to choose a strike staffing agency.

What is a Strike Staffing Agency?

A strike staffing agency is a type of staffing agency that specializes in providing temporary or contract workers to fill in during labor strikes or other workforce shortages. These agencies work closely with unions and employers to ensure that both sides have the necessary personnel to continue operations during a strike. They typically provide a wide range of skilled and unskilled workers, including but not limited to, tradespeople, machine operators, production workers, and administrative staff.

Equipped for the unique demands and challenges of strike situations, strike staffing agencies handle many of the staffing operations challenges including managing logistics and security, and providing support to workers during the strike. They are an important resource for employers looking to maintain operations during a strike and for workers looking for temporary or contract work during a labor dispute.

Strike staffing agencies can provide companies with flexibility and cost savings by handling the recruitment, payroll, and management of temporary and permanent employees in times of normal operation and shifting gears in times of workforce disruption. This allows companies to focus on their core business operations and to respond quickly to changes in workforce needs.

How Do Strike Staffing Agencies Help Companies During Strikes?

There are several benefits to using strike staffing agencies during a labor issue. One of the main benefits is that they help to reduce the impact of strikes on production and customer service. Strike staffing agencies can provide skilled and unskilled workers to fill in for striking employees, ensuring that operations continue as smoothly as possible and minimize customer impact. This is particularly important for businesses that rely on a steady workforce to meet production goals or provide essential services to customers.

Another benefit to using a specialty strike staffing agency, is in the long term impact of a strike. A strike can be costly for a business, not only in terms of lost production, but also in terms of damage to the company's reputation. Strike staffing agencies can help to minimize these costs by providing a reliable and experienced workforce to keep operations running.

Finding the right strike staffing agency

Finding a reputable and reliable strike staffing agency depends on the agencies experience with workforce relations, the quality of the personnel they can supply and the level of flexibility in staffing support. A strike can happen quickly, and your staffing agency should have the experience and the flexibility to support your organization just as quickly.

  • ·Research the agency before you. Before you sign up with a strike staffing agency, take time to research the agency's reputation. Check out online reviews, ask for references, and speak with others who have used the agency in the past. This will give you an idea of the agency's reliability and the quality of the workers they provide.
  • Outline the workforce relations strategy to any potential agency to ensure your agency can handle worker disruptions and staff to your needs across all positions.
  • Look at the experience level of your agency. Do they include stike staffing as a service? Have they negotiated or staffed a strike workforce in the past? If not, they may not have the flexibility or experience to navigate issues that arise during a strike.
  • Check the agency's worker rights and safety policies: Look for an agency that has clear policies in place to protect workers' rights and safety while on assignment.


Hopefully, you won’t need strike staffing services, but in the event of a workforce disruption, you will want to know your staffing agency is a partner ready to assist across the organization. Minimizing customer impact, lost production and workplace stress is crucial to reducing the long term effects of a strike.

Learn More About Our Strike Staffing Services

Strom Engineering is a national staffing and recruitment agency, with a particular focus on manufacturing, engineering, assembly, and other trade positions. We match skilled candidates to temporary or project staffing positions. Learn more about how it works and check out our case studies for more information.