Stop me if any of these scenarios sound familiar: your best worker just went on vacation. A vital member of your team is about to take their maternity leave. Or perhaps you think you should hire a new employee to ease your workload, but you’re hesitant to commit to hiring someone permanently.

These are all common situations for any business, and they can be a little stressful. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: temporary hires.

Bringing in a new team member, even for a short time, doesn’t just help to fill a gap in your staff. You might not know it, but hiring a temp can have a lot of benefits.

What’s So Great About Temps?

Apart from providing peace of mind to both you and your absent employee, a temp can provide your business with the breath of fresh air you didn’t even know it needed.

Unlike interns, temps are already qualified and experienced in their field. Their fresh skill sets mean you gain long-term benefits from a short-term relationship. Think of them as temporary experts.

Temps don’t just provide new insights that can improve your business’s productivity. They can also have a fantastic social effect on the rest of your staff members. A temporary employee will help to relieve pressure from your team, bring a sense of flexibility to your business, and even shake up a stagnant office environment.

Of course, temps aren’t just hired to cover another staff member. Hiring someone temporarily is the perfect way to test out a potential long-term employee. They might even turn out to be a great fit for your business and become a permanent member of your team.

If your new temp doesn’t turn out to be the right person for the job, you can easily replace them with a more capable candidate at short notice. Either way, you’ll be able to see exactly how much your business will benefit from some extra manpower.

Don’t forget about the financial benefits! That’s right: hiring a temp can actually save you money. Since temps are already qualified and aren’t permanent employees, your business avoids some of the expensive training that goes with hiring. And in some states, businesses don’t have to pay unemployment benefits to temporary hires employed for less than 10 weeks.

How Can You Get The Most Out Of Your Hire?

A good recruiter gains a comprehensive understanding of your company to make sure you’re getting the very best candidates for the job. We are responsible for temps from the screening process right through to placement. Having potential candidates pre-screened and interviewed saves you time, money and energy.

Are you considering a temporary hire for your business? Get in touch today and let’s find you the perfect candidate. What are you waiting for?

Thanks for reading!

Meredith