With the holiday season just around the corner, many businesses are entering into their busiest time of the year. If you are preparing for a busy season, you may be considering hiring seasonal employees. Seasonal employees can help fill in the gaps in your schedule, especially if you have workers who are taking vacation time or who end up getting sick during busy times. As an employer, you may have questions about hiring seasonal employees and how they will be integrated in your drug-free workplace. Keep reading for answers to your questions about hiring seasonal employees.
Why Should I Hire Seasonal Employees?
The holiday season is an unpredictable time. You can count on being busier than normal, which is why it’s a good idea to cover any potential gaps in your workforce. If your employees take time off, are sick, or leave unexpectedly, seasonal workers can take up the slack. Having seasonal employees on hand also gives you and your regular workers flexibility. Your employees will appreciate being able to take time off to spend with their families during the holidays, and you can easily give it to them when you have seasonal workers on board.
Will Seasonal Employees Save Me Money?
Depending on the type of work you need done and how long you expect it to last, hiring seasonal employees could save you money. Temporary assignments that last only a few months can be given to seasonal workers, and you don’t have to pay out for benefits like you would for a permanent employee. The cost of training may also be lower, as a seasonal worker’s responsibilities may be more specific than an employee who will be around for a while.
Are Seasonal Employees Reliable?
Though some employers are wary of hiring seasonal workers, the truth is that they can be just as reliable and hard-working as permanent employees. You may want to work with a staffing agency to ensure that your temporary hires have already been screened and drug tested.
Oschmann Employee Screening Services of Arizona provides drug and alcohol testing, as well as drug-free workplace policies designed just for your business. Contact us at (520) 745-1029 to learn about you can implement our services in your company to benefit you, your employees, and your bottom line.