Summer vacation time is in full swing. Have you prepared to fill the gaps left by so many staff members on holiday? Temporary staffing may be just what you need in order to keep up productivity during the summer months. Most hiring managers employ temporary staff during peak seasons, and you should think of high vacation months as a reverse peak season. Instead of demand increasing, as in a peak, your capability to supply is decreasing temporarily. Regardless of the cause, the outcome is the same. You need skilled people to cover short-term gaps.
The availability of skilled workers, available on short notice, and for short term yields many benefits. If you are analyzing whether seasonal hires are right for you, here are several benefits to consider.
Reduced Training Time and Costs
A good agency will provide you with skilled temporary staff who will require minimal training. Retaining the same temp team member for the duration of vacation season will also minimize training costs.
Smooths Out Peaks and Valleys in Workflow
Temporary staffing gives you incredible flexibility. You simply increase or decrease your human resources to meet the demand at hand. This evens out your workflow for your operations.
Reduce Gaps in Customer Service Due to Short Staff
The last thing any business needs is customer service disconnects because of staffing gaps. Your team members deserve a vacation, but your customers also deserve a consistent level of service.
Hire Professionals with The Specific Skills You Need
The beauty of temp solutions is that they are easily tailored to highly specific needs. Hire someone with exactly the skills you need to fill your void.
Just like planning for a peak season, you must allow sufficient time to develop your summer staffing plan. It takes time to define skill requirements, timeframe of needs, and identify candidates. Depending on the complexities of your needs, you should begin planning four to six months prior to your staffing needs.
Danielle Foppe is a Recruitment Manager at Business Centric Technology. If you are interested in learning more about how to get the best IT talent in the Dallas metroplex, contact Danielle specializes in recruiting IT talent in Dallas, Ft. Worth and North Texas. If you are looking for a rewarding career contact us today.