When you run a small business or a start-up, you likely do most of the work yourself. There are times, however, when you need a bit of help. Rather than bring in your sister or your uncle, you need to consider temporary staffing.
It doesn't matter what the job is, a two-day trade show, a few hours of bookkeeping, or a few days in the warehouse, hiring a few temp staff is the smart choice.
Here are a few reasons why temp staff are a smart choice for your business.
The workplace is constantly changing. Gone are the 'jobs for life'. As a small business owner, this means more opportunity for you.
When you hire people for a specific job, the agency will select their best staff for your needs. The temp staff you get will have expertise in the area you need them for.
Most people working for temp companies do so because they like the freedom of working when they choose. They often come with years of experience and often, like you, may have decided to branch out.
They may have left the rat race to write their novel and just want to pick up a few shifts here and there. It's a win-win for everyone.
With temporary staff, you pay for the time you have them. Even if your Aunt Julie will work for free, it never really is. When you have a full or even part-time staff, you end up paying them for just sitting there.
You also have to pay insurance and there are other restrictions and laws when you hire staff, even if you work out of your home. If you do have employees, the temp staff are an excellent way to cover those sick days, maternity leave and holiday time.
Temp staff will always be there. You don't have to worry about being left without help because your own staff called in sick. Emergencies happen, but the staffing agency takes care of all of that for you.
As a small business, you likely don't have time to take out and interview people, train them and worry if they will work out. If they don't, it's the same dance all over again.
If you are not happy with the staff you get, you simply ask for different ones the next time. You get satisfaction and the staff doesn't lose their job, just the one they were doing for you.
There are plenty of advantages for both parties in hiring temporary staffing. Take the worry out of getting some extra help in when you hire experts.
If it's for a few months at Christmas for your retail store or just someone to do some monthly IT troubleshooting, you will find everyone you need through a professional agency.
The workplace is changing, so take advantage of the changes to help your small business. Looking to hire or looking for work, please contact us here for more information.