Summer is one of the most popular times for vacationing, which means, for many businesses, that fewer employees are working at any given time. This can make it difficult to keep a schedule running smoothly or to meet a project deadline. If your office numbers are lower during the summer time, and you’re scrambling to find a temporary replacement, here are some tips for filling the position.

  1. Consider reaching out to previous employees who left on good terms (either retired or took another job elsewhere). They will already have a solid knowledge base of the job and your clients, so they can begin working quickly
  2. Do you still have a short list of strong applicants that didn’t make it through the hiring process? Oftentimes, these applicants are qualified but, for whatever reason, were not the right fit at the time. If they are still on the job hunt, they may be happy to get some experience and make some money.
  3. Partner with a staffing firm that specializes in the kind of positions you need to fill. A good staffing firm will have long term relationships with good employees who have the skills you need. These employees will be able to come into the office ready to do the job because they have already been trained.

The key to successfully hiring temporary employees, either through independent contractors or through a staffing agency, is to plan ahead and consider all of your options. Don’t wait until the middle of the summer to come up with a plan. If you are searching for temporary employees, call Staffers today! Staffers is Jackson’s leading boutique staffing agency. We specialize in office administrative positions and clerical positions, and we offer temporary, temp-to-perm, and permanent candidate placements. Call us today at 601-362-1010. We can help you find the perfect temporary employee!

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