It may be August, but if you’ve kept track of your work load from years past (and we know you have), you know that the end of the calendar year often becomes your busiest time as you and your clients wrap up accounts and “old business” for 2015. As such, you may want to consider hiring some temporary help as the year winds down, and this is the right time to start those considerations. The sooner you begin hiring for the fourth quarter, the better you’ll protect yourself against the usual November/December crush, and you’ll have enough quality employees to finish 2015 smoothly.

  • Reduce stress for your full-time employees.

As the work tends to pile on, rather than have employees who already feel stretched thin by their own work (and the impending holidays), bring on temporary employees to pick up the extra load. Your employees will feel grateful that you recognize the need for more help, plus they’ll be able to work at full capacity and have others there to make sure the work gets done and nothing slips through the cracks. 

  • Reduce your own stress.

When you choose to use temporary help at your busiest time, and you use a reputable agency such as PrideStaff, they do the heavy lifting: the payroll, tax deduction, workers’ comp…and all the hiring, including quality control. Plus you don’t have to worry about overtime for your full-time employees and the strain it puts on a budget (and the  accounting staff!). Temporary staffing is billed hourly so all you have to do is pay a fee to the staffing agency and tell them what you need. They’ll send you temporary employees so you can keep your focus on simply closing out the year, not agonizing as to how you’ll manage to get it done. 

  • Build your pool of quality help.

As the year comes to a close, you have to think about your budget for the coming year. You may have a solid core group of full-time staff, but things happen: People relocate, have to take extended sick leaves, choose to move on to other positions. One of the best ways to be prepared is to have a quality pool of temporary staff to take their place–and if you’ve seen them in action at your busiest time of year, you’ve got a pretty solid measure of their work ethic and how they handle stressful situations. So not only are you setting yourself up for the end of the year, you’re getting ready for the next one as well.

For help with any temporary hiring needs at any time of year, visit PrideStaff.

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