Seasonal Help: Hiring Temporary Staff

Not all businesses are built to be lucrative any time of the year. In most cases, a business would have its peak season as well as an opposite season, when barely any transaction happens. While the latter might not pose much of a problem when it comes to the number of people running the day-to-day activities, the former is a vastly different story. This is where the help of temporary staff could come in handy.

Choosing a Temp Agency

Of course, when you decide that you need temporary members of your staff, it does not mean that you hire the first person that walks into your store. If you want your hire to be worth your money, you can always get the services of a temp agency. Read the following steps to help you look for extra hands:

  1. Settle what you need.

Before you get in touch with an agency, you need to make sure that you already know what qualifications you need your temp staff to have. You should also have a list of duties and responsibilities that the staff would be handling.

  1. Check the different agencies in your area.

While there might be a lot of agencies near you, you need to make sure that the one you choose is known for having good staff for the kind of work you need them to do. Keep in mind that some agencies might focus on maintenance people, while there may be some who only offer office staff for HR or accounting.

  1. Do your due diligence.

This means you should check what previous clients have to stay about the agency. While you’re at it, check also if the company had to ever request for new staff because the current one suddenly resigned.  You might also want to sit down with the agency representative and check what their guarantees are if the temporary staff is unable to perform the job correctly. Make sure everything is in a contract.

Not all temp agencies are the same. Don’t settle for the first one you find on a directory. Tell them what you need and shortlist the ones that offer it. Your interview with their representative will give you a better idea on whether you should choose them or not.