The demand for temporary employees typically rises as the holidays approach. Depending on your industry, this may be due to higher seasonal demand, special projects that must be completed before year end, or an increased number of full-time employees using vacation time.
Why Hire Temps
Whatever the reason, temporary workers can benefit your company in a number of ways. Hiring temps enables you to:
Respond to the ebbs and flows of customer demand.Temporary hiring also can provide a solution to unexpected turnover, leaves of absence or special projects that may crop up unexpectedly.
Gain access to new skills.Temps can bring new skills and perspective to your company. This, in turn, can increase efficiency, improve processes and streamline operations.
Save money.The specifics vary from company to company, but the process of hiring temporary workers is generally more efficient than making permanent hires. In many cases, you can implement hourly versus salary rates and your staffing agency covers costs associated with benefits, unemployment and other insurance, workers’ compensation and related expenses. Although temps report to you, they are your agency’s employees, not yours – giving you the best of both worlds.
“Try before you buy.”Trawling for a permanent hire? Temporary workers give you the chance to evaluate their performance and cultural fit over a period of time, without making a full-time commitment. And, having a temp in place during your recruitment process helps ensure you can take the time you need to find the right FTE.
Boost morale.When a position sits vacant, other employees typically have to work longer and take on extra responsibilities to compensate. This gets old very quickly. Before long, people become tired, stressed and burned out. As a result, morale takes a nosedive. Let this go on long enough and you’ll begin to see an uptick in resignations and your employer brand will suffer. On the other hand, bringing in extra help during busy periods or when you’re understaffed can ensure your team stays happy and productive.
Fill your crucial needs immediately.If you need help right away, your staffing firm can likely bring in new talent tomorrow morning, if needed. They’ve already done the vetting and have qualified pros ready to report for your next available shift.
Partner with Frontline Source Group!
Especially at year end, you don’t need the added stress of unexpected vacancies or overwork brought on by seasonal deadlines. To meet your temporary, temp-to-hire and direct staffing needs as you conclude a successful 2018 and look ahead to the new year, consider partnering with the specialized pros at Frontline Source Group. To get in touch with our temporary staffing service in Dallas, TX, click here. Contact us to find the branch nearest to you or read our related posts to learn more!
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Published on Nov 29, 2018