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 temporary placements because of the stigmas and the myths and misconceptions surrounding temporary placements.
Many businesses are in fear that training temporary placements is a huge waste of time. The businesses feel that by the time training has been completed and the temporary placements are settled in their new setting it will be time for the temporary placements to move on somewhere else. Many businesses also fear that temporary placements will not be as reliable as workers who are hired on a permanent basis.
Many of the things your business may have heard about temporary placements are untrue. Actually, hiring temporary placements can have more benefits and advantages than negatives and disadvantages for your business.
When you bring in additional talent into your business, these temporary placements can bring a fresh and engaging perspective. This is especially true if your temporary placement has been employed at various businesses. These temporary placements can share advice and bring their own opinions.
If you are thinking about bringing in temporary placements, we suggest that you create a list of the tasks you will need help completing. When you have a list of the tasks you need help with, you will have a better opportunity to be matched with the temporary placements who can provide you with what you need.
When temporary placements are hired, you can use this as an opportunity to extend the interview. This means you will have an extended period of time to get to know the temporary placement in a daily work environment. This will make it easier for you to decide if the temporary placement is deserving of an opportunity of a full-time or part-time position. If you like the temporary placement who has been assigned to your business, you will be able to offer him or her a full-time contract.
Many businesses feel that temporary placements are only used in office settings for clerical positions or administrative positions. This is not true anymore. More people are looking for work that allows them to be flexible. More people are straying away from the 9-5 positions. More job candidates are looking to become temporary placements because it also allows them to gain additional experience.
We understand that you may be afraid to hire temporary placements because you may think it will disrupt your culture or the workflow of your business. However, this is far from the truth. Hiring temporary placements can actually give your workplace a huge boost.
Temporary placements can also be arranged to ensure that you have a smooth transition. Hiring temporary placements can certainly be helpful when you need to fill in the holes in senior management. When you hire senior management on a temporary basis, this can certainly be more affordable and beneficial than hiring someone to a long-term deal.
If you have never hired a temporary placement, you may find it to be overwhelming and frustrating. Here at Proficient Staffing, we have a team of people who are waiting to help you find the perfect placements for your open positions. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for additional information on the services we can provide you.