- Summer is a great time to look for work.
- Summer is a terrible time to look for work.
- Nobody hires in the summer months.
- Employers struggle to find employees in the summer.
What’s the real story about employment challenges and hiring in the long, hot days of summer?
The short answer is that summer is when employers need a savvy staffing partner the most!
Staffing changes in the summer. Here are four reasons why.
Vacations = Vacancies
Everyone loves a summer vacation and many jobs provide paid time off that makes a week at the beach or camping in the mountains even sweeter.
But for employers, operations don’t stop when employees go on vacation. Business keeps going and, in many industries, it picks up during the summer.
That’s where a staffing partnership can save the day.
Because employees typically plan their time away, employers can plan for temporary employees to fill the gap. Your staffing partner will work with you to identify job types, skills and schedules in advance, recruit workers who meet your needs, and ensure they are available and ready to work when you need them. When your regular employees return to work, you return the temporary workers back to the staffing company without missing a beat.
Seasonal Business? Seasonal Employees!
Seasonal business happens year-round, but summer can be the most seasonal season of all! Jobs open up in the hospitality, outdoor recreation, travel and tourism, and home improvement industries.
Summer is a time when employers need extra staff to take care of customers and maximize their revenue potential.
Then what happens? The season ends and those employees have to be let go, which can be expensive. Whether you’re handling unemployment filings, difficult conversations with high-performers, writing letters of reference, or back-office paperwork, transitioning even short-term employees can take its toll.
Instead, bring on your seasonal employees through a staffing company. They will handle everything from recruiting to winding-down. They also cover workers’ comp, unemployment, and administrative duties for each temporary employee they provide.
And if you choose to keep a seasonal employee and convert her to a permanent position, your staffing partner can make that transition easy for you, too.
The Best or Worst of Times?
Job seekers often put their search on the back burner during the summer, assuming it’s a bad time to look for a job or that employers aren’t hiring until the fall.
This is a myth. The impact of that mythical thinking is that employers can have a hard time finding people to fill their open positions – seasonal or otherwise – because people have stopped looking. That means that filling your openings can take longer than ever, consuming time most employers don’t have to spare, especially as summer business heats-up.
At staffing companies, the recruiting process goes on 24/7/365. They are always identifying and onboarding new employees and making them available to employers in a wide range of light industrial jobs.
There is no best or worst time. There’s just time…which staffing companies save for businesses who turn to them for their hiring needs.
Staying Safe, Keeping Cool
The summer months are hot. That’s what we love about them!
From a safety point of view, those hot summer months create significant concerns for the health and well-being of every employee, especially those working outdoors.
And from a staffing perspective, new employees who aren’t trained with the company’s safety standards and job duties create additional risk for themselves and their employer.
Your staffing partner is a step ahead of you on this one. They provide safety training, information and resources specific to working in the heat. Their staff members and temps stay aware of how to identify and treat heat rash, heat stroke and related issues before they get out of control.
A reliable staffing company will also work with you to reinforce your internal safety standards. Ensuring every employee gets home safely at the end of the day is a partnership.
It’s Summer. Relax!
Summertime doesn’t need to be a burden for employers. When you work with a staffing company like Active Staffing Services, you can put time back in your day, reduce the stresses of seasonal hiring, and gain peace of mind that your business – and your customers – will enjoy their summer with you.
Form a partnership with Active Staffing today! Contact us at activestaffing.com or call 877-353-1152.