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Why You Need a Summer Temp

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Mary Springer
March 16, 2017

The weather may be chilly, but it’s time to start thinking about warm weather—and your business forecast this summer. What challenges do you anticipate the next few months? Do you have new project or marketing initiatives that need tackled? Any employees out for lengthy trips or leaves? Or maybe you just need to get caught up on paperwork. Either way, now’s the time to work out solutions before these issues become real headaches. Hiring a summer temp may be just the solution to give your business a leg up for next year. Let’s chat about why you might need a staffing boost this summer.

Summer temps can tackle projects that get put on the back burner. We’ve all been there—work gets busy and tasks are set aside for when we “have more time.” Unfortunately that extra time doesn’t always come, or when it does, we’re busy with other things. It can feel like a never-ending cycle. Consider hiring a summer temp to dive into those lost projects getting you caught up and back on track.

Add a dose of fresh ideas and new eyes. Successful businesses learn and grow as the world changes, but thinking about your company in new ways can be difficult. After all, sometimes it’s hard to think “outside the box” when you’ve been in the box for so long. Adding a temporary team member to your mix may be the boost you need to gain brilliant insights into your next initiative.

Temporary hires can be groomed for future employment. Think of it as specialized on-the-job training that’s mutually beneficial. You mold a talented summer temp with tailored work experience while he/she grows in their skills and confidence, producing an outstanding potential long-term employee. It’s truly a win-win. This strategy can build lasting, loyal workers.

Summer temps alleviate the strain from staff vacations. Warm months are the most popular season for your employees to take time off. But those staffing shortages can stall workflow and productivity. Since many temporary hires are eager to work in the summer, seasonal temps can step in to fill these gaps and keep your business moving forward.

Right now is the best time to look ahead to the future and knock out your recruitment challenges. Working with staffing experts like That’s Good HR is a great way to find the right summer temp to keep your business running smoothly. Let’s get started! Contact us today!