Too Much Growth
Experiencing rapid, unexpected growth is always both a blessing and a curse for businesses. Although the extra revenue is by all means welcome, the extra stress, workload and hassle can make it difficult to deal with.
If you’re struggling to handle these additional assignments, you need to start putting bodies in office chairs immediately. However, going through the traditional hiring process is time-consuming and expensive, and it can be hard to find people with the right skill sets. As a result, using temp workers to help scale your business can often be a smart choice for the immediate future.
On the other hand, many businesses experience spikes in activity and revenue, but only during predictable times of the year. For example, think of a greeting card company that sees more purchases during holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day, or an ice cream shop in a beachside resort town that gets more business during the summer.
Of course, these businesses operate throughout the year, and they have a certain number of full-time employees in order to handle this base level of demand. Nevertheless, the frenzied activity during certain times or seasons requires them to hire temp workers who can fill in the gaps.
In situations like these, using temp workers makes a lot of sense. Contractors who possess technical knowledge or special expertise can be a valuable short-term addition to your team, helping you complete a project and then departing before their presence gets too expensive.
Although they’re easy to overlook, administrative workers play a vital role in making every part of your business function. They hold the office together by scheduling meetings and events, keeping records, serving as a liaison between different people and departments, and ensuring that your other employees are on time and on schedule.
For these reasons, the departure of an administrative employee can be surprisingly challenging for many businesses. You can rely on temp workers in order to help deal with the workload while you search for a replacement, or to process additional work while you scale your business.