Using Temporary Staffing to Supplement Vacations

Using Temporary Staffing to Supplement Vacations

Although the start of the school year is seemingly just around the corner, we are hitting prime vacation time for many employees. As members of your team are seemingly on a vacation carrousel, your company can take a serious hit.

It can seem like many businesses are in “slowdown” during the summer, but in reality, it should be “business as usual” for you. It likely is for your clients and customers, and if you’re on a slowdown, it can have a dramatic effect on your business.

Don’t let vacations drag down your business.

Using temporary employees to cover employee vacations can help alleviate some of the burden, and help your business stay on track during this busy season. Temporary staffing can help your business to:

  1. Maintain productivity. No matter how you look at it, a vacation means that someone’s job is not going to be done for anywhere from a few days to a week or more. Using a temporary employee provides a way to maintain productivity during the absence, without long training periods or additional stress. Your staffing agency can provide a temporary employee with the precise skills needed to step right in and make an immediate impact in the role.
  2. Minimize cost. Employee vacations can cause a void in productivity that is filled using overtime. Using temporary employees in place of overtime can reduce labor costs by 20 percent or more.
  3. Keep employee morale high. Let’s face it, people can be jealous of vacations. Who wouldn’t want to get away for a week and not have to worry about work? Add to the normal pangs of vacation jealousy the fact that there is still work to be done, and you can have a major dip in employee morale because of a vacation. Adding temporary staff can alleviate the work burden and help keep morale high during the absence.
  4. Avoid losing customers. Are you seeing a trend here? Vacations can impact every aspect of your business. And if you’re losing productivity, and your employees are stressed, you run the risk of losing some of your customer base. Unhappy employees, backlogged orders…all can lead to customer loss.

Vacations are a reality in every workplace; however, they don’t have to mean a drain on resources and productivity for your company. By partnering with a staffing agency, you can have immediate access to qualified temporary employees, ready to step in and make an impact on your business.

Have any upcoming vacations in your organization?
Contact Peoplelink Staffing. We will use our extensive network of talent to find the precise professional you need to step in and ensure your company doesn’t miss a step.



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