Need Temporary Help? Here’s What to Do

Summer is full of situations that demand temporary staffing help to support your core team.  Seasonal rush demands, specialized projects or accommodating vacation time can all put pressure on your business and call for help from qualified temporary staff members.

If you’re in a bind and you need short-term help, talk to your staffing partner today.  A staffing firm that specializes in placing temporary personnel in the positions you need filled can help you find the best people for the job and get them on board fast.

Here’s what to do:

Determine what you need.

Do you need someone with a skill set your current team doesn’t have?  Do you need more hands to help handle overflow work?  Is someone taking an extended leave of absence, and you need a person to fill in?  Do you simply want to “test drive” potential new employees before offering a long-term position?

Narrow down what you need as best you can.  Your staffing partner can help you fill in the details, but the more specific you are, the easier it will be for you and your staffing partner to find the right people.

Figure out when, where, and how they’ll work.

Where will your temporary employees carry out their daily tasks?  When should they be available – for instance, do you want them to work the same hours as your current staff?  Do you need specific weeks or months to be covered urgently?  Also, decide who will be the “point of contact” for temporary staff as they come on board and work with your existing team.

Prepare your existing staff.

Once you’ve connected with your staffing partner to discuss your options, and you know how you plan to add temporary staff to your team, talk to your existing employees.  Explain why temporary workers will be joining them, how many there will be, and who is responsible for covering each job.  For maximum efficiency, it is often wise to ask existing staff to simply continue their own work, assigning one person to field questions and provide training.

At THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC, our staffing partners help companies in St. Paul find the best temporary staff in the Twin Cities, so they can accomplish their goals without breaking their staffing budget.  Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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