In this job market, it’s important to plan ahead. There are shortages of workers in almost every category. However, you still may decide to take a “wait and see” approach. Maybe your busy season won’t be as frantic as last year. Maye your current staff could handle a little extra workload. Plus, you can always call a temp agency when your business increases, right? Yes, you should call a temp agency, but here’s why you should plan early to staff up for your seasonal hiring spike.
Find a Better Candidate by Planning Ahead
It takes longer now to find great talent. Waiting until the last minute to call for help from a staffing company means that you’re accepting a greater risk that you won’t find the candidates you need at the exact time that you need them the most. So, in this crazily competitive candidate-driven market, even the best staffing agency needs a little lead time to help you meet your hiring goals.
Planning Ahead Means Your Customers Will Stay Happier
Keeping up with customer demand during spikes in your business absolutely requires that you have the proper staffing levels to respond appropriately to the peaks and lulls of your business. If you wait too long to staff up, it means you’ll be short staffed and your customers may wait longer for your products and services. The quality of your delivery may decline. While some customers may keep coming back due to loyalty, others may turn to your competitors.
Preparing Now Means You’ll Reduce Overtime
Sure, your current employees are willing to put in some overtime, but too much of it means that they may burn out. Planning for your busy season now instead of waiting to do it later on means that you’ll have the new staff you need to take better care of your current employees. They’ll still have work/life balance and you’ll still have the staff you need to get the job done even during your busiest times. Ultimately, the reduction in overtime costs may offset the cost of hiring temporary workers to handle your seasonal demand.
Planning Ahead Also Keeps Your Employees Satisfied
Because it’s harder to find good help now, companies must work to retain their workforce. Given that we’re still in the midst of the great resignation, where millions of workers leave their jobs for greener pastures, you owe it to yourself to take better care of your workforce. The best way to do that is to plan now to get them the help they need during your peak season. Even you overwork your teams you just may find yourself with two jobs to fill—the one vacated by your current team member and the one you need to add during your business season. It’s an untenable situation that can be remedied by one thing—planning ahead.
Stellar Staffing can help you staff up for times of peak demand. Call on us today. It’s never too early to start working on your hiring goals.