Temporary employees are a strongly debated topic in the business world. While many companies are worried about bringing employees who will only be around for a few weeks to a few months for special occasions, in truth temporary employees are often the smartest decision a business can make. If you have a significant shift in workload based on the season, yearly deadlines, or special projects, temporary employees can make a huge difference in both productivity and staff morale.
Did you ever visit a national brand store and wonder why you were treated so poorly by a customer service representative? This tends to be more common during peak holiday seasons when representatives feel overwhelmed by shopping crowds. However, this is the same time of year that customers form lasting impressions of a national brand store, which they may not frequent except during the holiday season. At a minimum, we hope that people who work with the public can adapt their
Technology changes the workforce. This is not a new phenomenon, but we are seeing the latest iteration of what happens when technology grows and advances to the point that the old way of doing things has, in many ways, become obsolete. Thanks to digitization, increased communication capabilities, and the pressure on businesses to deliver more options with fewer resources, we find ourselves looking right into the eyes of the gig economy. And, rather than shying away, it seems
Many businesses find themselves in a panic when some of their full-time employees take a leave of absence, breaks, holidays, etc. The businesses panic happens because there will be open holes left behind. These open holes and gaps can have serious implications on a business. What can your business do if you find yourself in this situation? One of the best things businesses should do in these cases is to hire temporary placements. Unfortunately, many businesses stay away from