Here at Prestige Recruitment, we work with business clients across a range of different industries, such as food processing, manufacturing and transport. Many of these industries experience increased seasonal demand depending on the time of year. This presents a regular issue for businesses and requires a significant amount of planning. In this blog, we look at why you may need to consider recruiting seasonal workers rather than permanent employees.
There are numerous positives to choosing to employ seasonal workers, rather than permanent staff for your business during periods of high demand. Below, we have highlighted some of the benefits of choosing temporary employees when you require extra staff for a short period of time.
Seasonal workers provide you with the opportunity to temporarily boost your workforce as and when required. This means that you can plan ahead to ensure that your business has enough workers when required. Because Recruitment agencies such as Prestige have large pools of talented candidates waiting it means that you can upgrade your workforce numbers quickly and efficiently with skilled temporary staff.
Because seasonal employees are not full-time staff it means your business avoids the need to offer long fixed-term contracts. This is beneficial if they are only required for part of the year, or their skills are not up to scratch and they can be replaced. This helps to save costs for the business in the short and long term.
Seasonal workers are usually multi-skilled and versatile when it comes to completing the job at hand. Due to their flexible nature, they are also often able to work shift patterns that current employees may not want to. This helps to keep your current full-time staff members happy, making them very valuable additions to your team. It is worth knowing, however, as they are 'on demand' staff you would expect to pay above the minimum wage dependant on the job role.
Whether you are looking to hire additional staff for your upcoming Christmas production or require production operatives over the harvest period. The best way to ensure that you have enough talented workers is to speak to a specialist recruitment agency. Recruitment agencies have a large pool of candidates that are often able to start work at very short notice. Agency workers are generally pre-screened and pre-approved saving you time looking for new staff. They will also try and ensure that they have appropriate documentation and training such as health and safety when required.
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