Hiring Seasonal Employees? Why You Should Talk to a Hiring Agency

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By Megan Lacombe

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Hiring_Seasonal_Employees_Why_You_Should_Talk_to_a_Hiring_Agency.jpgMany businesses rely on seasonal employees to get through their busy seasons. Hiring seasonal employees on your own can be challenging. If you need seasonal staff this year, consider getting some help from a hiring agency.

Here’s why you should talk to a hiring agency about your seasonal staffing needs.

To Fill Positions More Quickly

Hiring isn’t always a fast process. You need to post ads, interview candidates, and choose who to hire, among other tasks. Employers take an average of 42 days to fill a position. When your busy season is fast approaching, you may not have 42 days to spare. You need your seasonal employees, and you need them now.

Hiring seasonal employees is much faster when you work with a hiring agency. That’s because the agency has already done the behind-the-scenes work of interviewing and vetting candidates. Since most of the hiring process has already been completed, you can hire last-minute temp workers.

To Get Better Workers

While seasonal employees won’t be with your company for long, they still need to be high-quality workers. They need the skills and experience to succeed in their roles for the season. Finding qualified workers for seasonal positions can be challenging for business owners. Your online job ads can get swamped with unqualified applicants, and you may have few good candidates to choose from.

Hiring agencies already have a pool of qualified seasonal employees. These workers have already been interviewed and vetted. You don’t need to sort through unqualified applicants. Instead, you can just choose from the pool of talented seasonal employees.

To Save Money

Hiring can be an expensive process. When you’re hiring seasonal employees, you need to write job ads for every position and pay to post the ads online. Then, you need to pay an employee to go through all the resumes you receive. Interviewing candidates, checking references, and doing onboarding paperwork also take time and money.

When you work with a hiring agency, you can save money. While you’ll need to pay the agency a fee, you won’t need to pay for all the costs of hiring on your own.

To Hire with Less Risk

Seasonal employees don’t always work out. They might not be the right fit for your company. When you’ve spent weeks on the hiring process, it can be stressful to think about having to do it all over again.

Hiring through an agency is less stressful. Since the agency can find better workers than you can on your own, you don’t have to worry as much about bad hires. If you have a problem with one of the temps, you can easily get a replacement. It’s as easy as just asking the agency to send you a new temp.

To Eliminate Administrative Hassles

Companies that rely on seasonal employees can struggle with the associated administrative burden. When a new busy season starts, onboarding paperwork has to be completed for all the new employees. When the season ends, you need to complete termination paperwork. This process has to be repeated during every busy season, which can be a hassle.

The great thing about working with a hiring agency? It’ll manage the administrative work for you. The agency handles the onboarding paperwork, helps with any specific orientation related to your company, and processes the seasonal employees’ payroll. This means your administrative load can be lessened significantly.

Hiring seasonal employees can be challenging, but you don’t need to handle it on your own. With the help of a hiring agency, you can hire the right people for your business this season.


Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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