18 Jun Six Reasons Why You Should Consider Hiring a Seasonal Worker!
Alleviate stress, increase productivity, and get those summer jobs done.
With the summer months fast approaching, certain businesses may need additional help. Especially if you are in the market for weeding, mowing, or maintaining gardens and landscapes, you may be looking at a very overwhelming season ahead. Whether a current employee is away on vacation, there is a gap in a certain area, or your current employees are just overworked during the busy season, a temporary hire may be just what your company needs. These temporary workers can be found directly or through a staffing agency. Some business owners may be hesitant to hire seasonal workers but we have some reasons why you should consider taking on some temporary hires from May through October.
They’ll Bring New Skills To The Table
Just because they’re new, doesn’t mean they won’t shine. Many “temps” will bring in a specialty from previous temporary positions, giving you access to a world of knowledge. The benefit of them having worked all across the board means the rest of your team may learn a thing or two from them – whether it’s a fresh perspective or a new skill to increase productivity.
Flexibility Based On High And Low Periods Of Work
Nobody likes being that person that needs to lay people off during a slow work time, and by hiring temp workers, you never have to be. Temporary or seasonal employees go in with the mindset that their work may only last a month or even as long as a year. This way you can add on support when someone takes leave or there’s a sudden turnover, and then scale back when work dies down.
You’ll Save Money
Now this one alters from company to freelance worker, but most of the time hiring a temporary worker is the most cost-effective decision. When taking into account having to dedicate an entire annual salary for a new hire, vs an hourly rate for a temp, it can save the company a lot of money. Some of the time, the staffing agency will even handle certain costs that come with screening, skill testing, and benefits/insurance.
Less Risk In Hiring
We’ve all made the wrong judgement about a potential employee. These “bad hires” happen all the time, and sometimes it’s just not a good fit. Hiring seasonal employees through an agency takes away a lot of the headache (mainly because if it’s not a good fit, you can be sent a new employee from the agency faster than you could hire one.) No strings attached, and you can rest easy knowing that you’re taken care of.
The Extra Help Will Boost Company Morale
Demands being made on employees during peak seasons can result in fatigue and loss of productivity; hiring a temporary worker can alleviate some of that stress. If employees are stressed and not “showing up” to work, that can often be worse than spending a little extra to get a few extra hands on the job. In the long run, you’ll have refreshed employees who are ready to get the job done.
It Can Lead To New Hires
Ultimately, if you receive a temporary or seasonal hire that is absolutely right for your business, you may even consider hiring them on full-time! This happens all the time, as employers have the time to evaluate workers over a longer period before making the decision. When there’s no stress in finding the “perfect hire”, it leaves room for ease and you actually may end up finding the right worker.