If you are looking to hire temporary staff, it’s actually quite easy to hire to manage those gaps. You could use employment agencies but there really is no need to. It is a lot more cost effective to do your own temporary hiring. Here are 5 top tips for your temporary hiring.
1. Determine what it is you need –
Before you run your ads for hiring your temporary staff you need to determine what it is you need. You need to know how many employees you have to hire, what job skills they must have, and whether you will have to do any training.
2. Source out the right employment company –
If you decide to use an employment agency make sure they have the right experience for the type of hiring you need to have done.
3. Set goals –
You need to determine how long you will need the temporary staff for, what expectations you have for them in terms of hours, communication, etc. so that you make the right choices.
4. Restrictions –
It’s best to set out any restrictions for the temporary staff right away when they start the job so that there is no confusion about expectations, minimum experience or job skills, what they can/cannot do, etc.
5. Open communication –
It is very important to communicate openly and effectively not just with your temporary staff but with all of your staff. You need to also let upper management who is working out, who you might bring back next time you need temporary help, who you do not want to rehire, who might have the potential for a full time position etc.
Temporary staff is not there for the long term and so the same amount of effort will not always go into hiring for these positions; however, you should keep in mind that these individuals have the potential to one day be a member of your full time staff and so choosing wisely now can have long term benefits.