It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to warmer climes and escaping from our rainy British summertime! It’s a great time of year as an employee and one which we look forward to all year, however as a business it can be a real challenge to cope with the numerous staff holidays. In addition, if your business experiences seasonal highs during summer, staffing levels may be an even bigger problem. This is where summer temps can be a fantastic solution, and bring with them so many additional benefits that you may not have considered…
Temporary workers can be very flexible – you hire them when you need them, for as long as you need them. This helps you avoid overloading your permanent staff in an attempt to cover the workload and means that productivity doesn’t dip. Often, temps are used to fitting into a variety of businesses which means that they integrate very quickly into your team and can hit the ground running.
Temps can bring new ideas and innovation with them, a real injection of fresh talent. This provides a great opportunity to brainstorm and discuss new concepts, and potentially get a whole new perspective on things.
Try before you buy!
Hiring a temp is a good way to trial someone before you take them on as a permanent staff member. This is a great way to see how well the temp fits into the business culture and team. If you think they are a perfect fit for you, depending on each individual temp’s circumstances, you then potentially have the option to extend their contract after the summer period and even hire them permanently.
A temp hire will prove to be a cost effective when compared to full time permanent staff members. Temps will be paid a wage each week, without the expense of providing various benefits such as healthcare, pension, bonuses etc.
It’s all about connections and creating a great network that you can rely on. At Compass Point, we work with our temps to provide them with a regular flow of quality jobs for the long term. So, our great connections can become your great connections! Once a temp has worked with you and enjoyed the experience, you have a strong advocate for your business, which is always a positive.
Please do call our team if we can help you with quality temps to support you over the summer. All of our temps complete a robust interview and registration process and are thoroughly reference checked, as part of our commitment to you to provide the very best recruitment support.