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Don’t drop the ball this summer: Get daily or weekly temp coverage

Posted by Travis O'Rourke, Director of Contract Divisions, Hays Canada on Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

Hays Blog: Short term temporary staff can solve productivityWe talk a lot about using contingent workers strategically to help complete projects, catch you up on paperwork or administration, or provide needed short-term expertise. However, often clients don’t call me unless they need someone for a few weeks or months

Is it worth bringing on temporary workers for just a day or a week? It can be – with the right worker.

Your team will be taking long weekends or a week off through summer to go on vacation or just enjoy the weather at home. This is a fact. That on-going disruption impacts productivity, deadlines, and the stress level of the staff who is left to pick up the slack, but it doesn’t have to. With some forward planning – and the expertise of your Hays contract team – you can find a temporary worker who can hit the ground sprinting.

For example, find a receptionist who is already familiar with your phone system.  Hire a payroll coordinator who has experience with your software and guarantee everyone gets paid on time. Or ensure your marketing plan doesn’t suffer by getting a social media representative to keep your channels engaged.

It’s not always about one-day cover for vacation or illness. Last summer we placed six promotional staff with a retail organization that wanted to make a splash at BuskerFest. Our workers spent four days manning the booth and promoting their brand and products to the thousands of people who attended.

With contingent workers you can make the most of that kind of business opportunity.

Don’t assume that productivity has to suffer, or it isn’t worth the time it will take to train a temp.  Contact Hays to discuss how a temporary worker could ensure a seamless transition between your vacationing team, and a qualified solution. 

Talk to Travis O'Rourke, Hays Canada Director of Contract Divisions, on the Canadian contingent labour market.

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