The holidays can be an incredibly busy time of year. You’re wrapping up current projects and planning for next year, while also coping with holiday closures, employee vacations, and the seasonal illnesses that circulate in colder weather. And in today’s tight labor market, your staffing may already be at less than 100%. Fortunately, there is help. Working with a temp agency may be just what your Texas company needs to thrive throughout the season.
What are the Benefits of Hiring Temporary Holiday Staff?
Hiring temporary holiday staff offers quite a few benefits for any company. These include, but are not limited to:
Maintain Productivity with Adequate Staffing
When team members are missing, your remaining staff has to cover the gaps. This means more work, longer hours, and even potential burnout. Your productivity will naturally suffer—right at a time when you really need to get projects finished. But temp workers are rested, fresh, and ready to go. They can fill in the gaps, taking the pressure off your current team while providing a much-needed boost of positive energy.
Many businesses experience seasonal fluctuations in demand. The holidays may be a very busy period, but will things quiet down in January? If so, you may be understandably reluctant to bring on new full-time team members. Hiring seasonal help lets you boost your staffing levels when needed, and then lower them again when demand drops off. If someone seems especially promising, you can always switch to a temp-to-hire contract or offer a full-time role at the end of the temporary assignment.
Reduce Hiring Costs
It costs a lot of money to find, recruit, hire, and train new team members. Partnering with a staffing agency removes most of these initial costs. Your temporary employees will remain on the agency’s payroll, which means you don’t need to worry about onboarding costs. And the agency takes care of the entire recruitment process. Just let us know what you need, and we will provide you with the right number of workers, all with the relevant skills and experience. You won’t need to go looking for them on your own.
Even if you’re looking for full-time workers, a temporary agency could be the best solution. With a temp-to-hire contract, you can bring someone on now to test their fit. If things work out, and both you and the worker agree, you can then bring them on long-term.
How a Staffing Agency in Texas Can Solve Seasonal Hiring Challenges
Partnering with a staffing agency in Texas can do much more for your business than simply offering temp workers right now. We offer four core benefits above and beyond providing temp employees that can help you solve your seasonal hiring challenges not only now, but in the years to come.
#1 Find Qualified Candidates Faster
Finding just the right employees can be tough, especially in a tight labor market. It’s no longer enough to simply post a job description on a hiring board and wait for candidates to contact you. Passive recruiting is the art of seeking out people who aren’t necessarily looking for a job, but would be open to a new opportunity if it came along. But how can you find those people in the first place?
Even if you’re successful with finding potential candidates, you’ll still have to go through the entire hiring process. Conducting rounds of interviews, checking references, negotiating offers…it all takes time and resources. And every step of the way, you’ll be competing with other companies that are interested in the same pool of candidates.
When you partner with a staffing agency, you’ll be able to source just the right candidates quickly and easily. We’ve already done the legwork. While you focus on running your business, we focus on our core business—finding and recruiting qualified candidates and matching them with just the right companies. Whether you want temporary holiday help or full-time, long-term employees, we have a deep pool of candidates who will be ready to go on Day One.
#2 Build a Network of Temp Workers with an Agency
If you regularly experience seasonal fluctuations in staffing needs, the hiring cycle can become frustrating. Every time your demand increases, you’ll need to source new temp workers, only to end their contracts when your needs change. Partnering with a staffing agency lets you build a network of trusted temp workers who can come on board whenever you need them. You’ll only need to train them once, and then you can call them back when you are ready for their services again. They’ll already know your company and what to expect, so they can hit the ground running.
#3 Save Time Onboarding
Onboarding is an essential component of a successful working relationship. It’s the time to welcome new workers to the company, set expectations, and start to build bonds. But for many companies, it’s an afterthought. A strong onboarding program requires a lot of resources, and quite a few businesses simply don’t have the time, money, or people power to spare.
A good staffing agency can manage your entire onboarding process. You’ll sit down with us once to customize your program, and then we’ll take it from there. There’s no reason to either strain your resources or skimp on this important part of the candidate journey.
#4 Less Administrative Work
As you already know, there is a LOT of paperwork involved with hiring someone new, as well as all the ongoing documentation that must be kept updated for your existing workforce. And there are ever-changing governmental regulations to consider, so just maintaining compliance can feel like a full-time job for a small HR department. Add in the inevitable complaints and concerns that are present among any team, and HR is often stretched thin.
A good staffing agency understands the pressures that your HR team is under, and we are here to help. When you choose temporary workers, they remain under our umbrella, so you won’t need to complete a bunch of documentation on them. When you choose temp-to-hire or direct hire employees, we are here every step of the way to ensure that paperwork process goes smoothly. We’re also experts in regulation and compliance, and we are happy to share our expertise whenever needed to help with your compliance concerns.
Overcome Seasonal Hiring Challenges with Temporary Staffing in Texas
Want some help from one of the top recruiters in Texas with attracting the talent you need? Staffing Texas is recognized as a leading administrative, manufacturing, and skilled trades staffing agency in Texas. Our professional recruiters in Conroe and Bryan will help you leverage your EVP and bring in top talent. Request an employee or contact Staffing Texas today to learn more!