Mention temporary jobs during the holiday season, and most people think of the mall. For Colorado technical recruiters, it’s impossible to avoid Christmas displays and crowded stores in late December.
There’s no question that mall Santa, auxiliary store clerks and on-call delivery drivers are in high demand this time of year. Still, hiring managers and HR departments know that, between vacation time, kid’s school holidays and “sick days”, there are plenty of other staffing issues in the winter. For Colorado technical recruiters like Expect, it is no different.
Lots of otherwise hardworking and reliable employees mentally check out in late December and early January, meaning things can get pretty hectic for management and HR. Throw in the aforementioned vacation days, and departments can be short-staffed and undermanned.
Here are some benefits seasonal, temporary workers can provide to your company or department.
They improve the morale of your full-time staff.
Many employees take vacations during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean the work disappears. Those poor souls who are braving the Colorado winter instead of sunbathing in Cancun will appreciate having some more hands-on deck.
Temp hires are Cost-Effective.
There’s a reason why the mall doesn’t employ Santa year-round. If you are busy during particular times of the year but know you will be dealing with a lull down the road, a seasonal temp worker can be a great cost-saving option.
More workers improve staffing flexibility.
Having additional seasonal staff provides you with the flexibility you need to deal with holiday staffing. Whether you are dealing with vacations and absences or simply a busy Christmas season, having the flexibility of additional workers can help ensure that the job gets done.
Temporary workers can provide specialized skills.
Whether you are implementing an improved order system for your e-commerce store to deal with Christmas demand or simply want a holiday theme redesign for your company app, specialized temp workers can provide specific skills in a hurry and require no long-term commitment.
On top of the seasonal benefits listed above, temp tech workers provide several other advantages year-round.
One problem with hiring temporary tech workers over the holidays is that they are in high demand, meaning qualified candidates get scooped up quickly. Technical recruiters might not be able to find you a mall Santa, but we can help your firm source the right tech workers for your seasonal hiring needs.