Over the summer months when your best employees are out on vacation, and well into the busy holiday season ahead, it can be difficult to manage the demands of your company without adequate staff. This is why it’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season now. One of the most flexible, cost-effective, and convenient methods of managing your human resources is to utilize temporary staffing for this time period.
If you’ve never hired a temporary employee before or you just need a refresher on how to handle holiday and vacation staffing demands, here are some tips for using temps to stay fully staffed.
Understand your staffing requirements.
Every company needs to carefully balance the demands of the industry of their industry and the amount of workers needed to cover things. During summer vacations and holidays, it’s expected that things will be busier than usual. This means you will need a mix of part-time and full-time employees to cover all shifts and attend to customer needs.
Account for skill gaps.
Holidays and vacations can also signal a time for special projects and or additional sales efforts. This means you will need to have extra people on hand who are skilled at these aspects. For example, you may want to hire on additional sales professionals to work on contract generating additional sales during your peak season. Or you may have a specialist on your team who has gone out on an extended vacation right in the middle of a project. In this case, you would need somebody with the right skills to cover the missing employee during the vacation period.
One of the key advantages of hiring temporary employees is that it is a very adaptable model of managing your staffing needs. Instead of hiring full-time employees and then not having enough work for them to do, you can hire temporaries to work on contract until the work dries up. Summer months and holiday seasons can be unpredictable, therefore a flexible staffing model makes the best sense.
If you have questions about how temp employees can support your business during the upcoming holiday season, please get in touch with our knowledgeable recruitment team at Staffing Service USA.
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