‘Tis the season! As the snow slowly starts to fall and the trees become bare, we know the holiday season is nearly upon us. Companies of all industries begin to brace themselves for a massive influx in sales — between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other holiday shopping, the public is ramping up to spend their hard-earned cash to make the lives of others around them a little brighter. In order to fill increased public demands, most businesses need extra staff. But they only need the extra staff for a limited period of time — they can’t afford to permanently hire so many fresh new faces. So what can they do? Well, that’s where temp workers become the most valuable.

What is temp work?
Temporary employment, aka temp work, is exactly what it sounds like: a job that lasts for only a limited period of time. That timespan is dictated by the company and is entirely dependent on their needs. They might offer a temp position that lasts only a few days, weeks, or even months or years depending on the project. Temp work is most commonly implemented for seasonal employment or for additional assistance with a project. But during the rush of the holiday season, many companies will hire from October until January.

Why should you hire temporary workers during the holidays?
The beauty of temporary employment is that you don’t need to make any commitments when it comes to your seasonal hires. Whether you need more helping hands at the registers or a boost in manpower at the warehouse, a few temporary employees here and there will help you get through the inevitable holiday chaos. They’ll help things to run much more smoothly — and the best part is that you don’t have to retain them after the dust settles in the new year. Go back to the way things were or, if you find that any of the workers exceeded expectations and would make a valuable team member, you can always hire them on permanently. Think of temp employment as a sort of “trial run” of new staff. Don’t like what you see? You don’t have to keep them. But if you do like what you see and have it in your budget for another employee, feel free to hire them full-time. It’s completely up to you.

How do I hire workers for the holidays?
So, this sounds fine and dandy, but how do you get started? Well, Summit Staffing has over 30 years of experience in temp and permanent staffing throughout the Midwest. We serve companies in a variety of industries and place numerous positions including, but not limited to:

Our pool of experienced workers allows us to fill any position you may need quickly. All you need to do is get in touch with one of our staffers to get started! Don’t fret the holiday season — we can provide all the support you need to have a smooth operation during the most hectic of holidays. Give us a call today.

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