Summer is on the way, and your busiest season is just around the corner. And to add to the challenge, your employees are about to line up and start submitting vacation requests. So you’ll need to scramble—like you do every year—to accomplish more work with fewer hands. This year, consider adding a few temporary employees to your team. Extra help in the workplace can take the pressure off your overworked skeleton crew while limiting wait times and frustration for your seasonal customers and clients. Here are a few additional reasons to consider hiring contingency staff.
Commitment levels are manageable.
The great thing about temporary employees is that they’re temporary—unless you both decide otherwise. When contingency and temp workers step on board, they don’t expect to stay long, so when business cycles return to normal, they walk away without disappointment (and are typically reassigned to other positions by the agency). But if you and your temporary worker decide to continue the relationship or make things permanent, you’re free to do so the moment your contract period ends.
Cost and risk are low.
We carefully screen every temporary employee who comes through our door, so you know your temporary worker has undergone an in-depth evaluation and background check. But we also go one step further and make it easy to change an arrangement that isn’t working. If you’re unsatisfied with your temporary employee, we’ll reassign them and provide a replacement.
Temporary employment means no hassle.
Temporary workers assigned by an agency are employed by the agency, not by you. This means we handle the tax issues, insurance, paperwork, and payroll so you don’t have to.
Temporary workers are highly skilled.
If you need employees with moderate or nonspecific skills to handle basic tasks, that’s fine. Many of our prescreened employees aren’t looking for skill-specific temporary jobs. But many other contingency employees come with highly specific and complex credentials that require advanced degrees and years of training and experience. A generation ago, “temps” implied inexperienced or very young workers with plenty of enthusiasm but not much in the way of specific coding, engineering, healthcare, business management or leadership skills. Modern temporary employees are another breed altogether.
Temporary employees are flexible.
You may be looking for part-time rather than full-time support. You may also be looking for employees who can work nontraditional hours, like evenings or weekends. Whatever your labor needs may be—from extensive overtime to a few hours a week—we can offer what you’re looking for.
Make an appointment with the team at PSU and sit down with our Shelby recruiting experts to discuss your needs. We’re great listeners, and we’re ready to help!