Get Off the Roller Coaster
Use temporary staffing to manage the highs and lows in your workload
It's coming--your busiest time of year.
Like climbing that monstrous first hill of a roller coaster, staffing up for your high season can bring on real anxiety. Placing want ads, recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, and training a large number of new employees--all for a few months of work--can be overwhelming. And once you get over the peak, you're sent screaming down the other side...
If, like most managers, you'd rather not "white knuckle" your way through another busy season, a staffing service can help. This short article explains how using temporary employees can even out the highs and lows in your workload.
Consider a planned staffing option
If your business has frequent, predictable surges in demand, a planned staffing option may be right for you. Planned staffing is the strategic use of temporaries to accommodate workloads known to vary in seasons or other cycles.
First, a staffing expert will work with you to examine year-round fluctuations in workload and identify peak demand periods. Next, the professional will create a customized staffing plan for your business that: provides temporary employees to handle your busiest times; reduces or eliminates your need to layoff employees during slow periods; and frees you to focus on the most critical parts of your job.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
It's never too early to discuss a need with a staffing service. By giving your provider adequate lead-time, you optimize your chances of finding qualified candidates--especially when you need a large number of workers. So if you need temporaries in July, contact your provider a few months earlier. The sooner your provider knows about a surge in your business, the better prepared they'll be to turn a potential roller coaster ride into a mere speed bump.