Whether it’s the Holiday season, tax preparation time, a global pandemic or you just need the extra help, seasonal employees can provide the boost your team needs. Below are 5 advantages to hiring temporary workers.
1. Scalable Workforce
Seasonal employees let employers manage ever-changing personnel shortages by helping them effectively adjust the size of their labor force with the fluctuating workload. When you only need temporary workers for a short amount of time, it isn’t worth recruiting new full-time help that you won’t need in a month or two down the line.
2. Pass Along Onboarding
Hiring new employees comes with a lot of responsibilities. Instead of taking on the onboarding of the new hires, training them, and performing the accompanying administrative tasks – with seasonal employees – a staffing agency can take care of everything for you.
3. Avoid Overtime
Rather than paying for overtime when things get busy, taking on seasonal employees can help you get the same work done for less. Helpful for both your budget and your employees’ happiness.
4. Getting Down to Business
Staffing agencies have large pools of candidates who are ready to work when you are. Skip the long recruitment process and have seasonal employees on-site within a few days. And since they’re pre-screened, you’re more likely to have a perfect fit on the first try.
5. Take the Risk Out of Hiring
Hiring the right person isn’t always a guarantee. When combined with all of the responsibilities in #2 above, this can present a real risk for your company. With a staffing agency, dealing with a wrong hire is as easy as requesting a new temp.