7 Benefits Of Hiring Temporary Staff

There are multiple benefits to using Get the Shifts – where to start! At our core we value customer service and experience and we always go the extra mile to ensure that your peace of mind is a priority for us.

1. EFFICIENCY

If you have an unexpected or unplanned vacancy in your business you can simply pick up the phone and call Get the Shifts who can have someone in your office tomorrow morning to take control of the open role. Finding someone permanent could take weeks or months which is time consuming, stressful and costly to your business. Instead of overloading your existing staff when emergencies arise, use temp staff to fill in until your regular workers come back, rested and healthy.

2. NO RISK

At Get the Shifts, all of our Superstars are pre-vetted and insured by us. We interview and reference check each applicant before they make our team of Superstars, ensuring a high quality, experienced workforce with Visa and Right to Work checks done by us as standard. Which means no surprises for you and minimal risk. 

3. COST EFFECTIVE

With Get the Shifts software you only pay for the actual hours worked and we pay the candidate through our payroll so there is no need to worry about admin or timesheets. Plus there’s no additional hidden costs – the hourly rate is all inclusive of candidate hourly rate, holiday pay, bank holiday pay, employers PRSI, payroll administration charges and margin

4. GIVES EMPLOYEES A BREAK

Being short staffed is tough on everyone in the workplace. By hiring temp staff that can step in and take on some of the work, you can significantly reduce the stress on your permanent workers. By having another set of hands to take on a cumbersome tasks, look after admin or answer phones, it gives your team additional time to carry on with their work and to pick up any projects that may have been side-lined due to lack of time. 

5. MANAGE THE HIGHS AND LOWS

Every business has busy and quiet periods, or maybe your business is seasonal, or you just need an extra staff member once in a while to cover promotions. By strategically using temp staff you can keep your workforce at the perfect size at all times and avoid over working or underworking your employees.

6. INCREASE MORALE

Introducing a temp employee can bring new life and energy to your business as well as relieve stress as previously mentioned. Often bringing a new personality into your team can enthuse your employees, increase productivity and bolster creativity.

7. FIND SPECIALIZED SKILLS

Existing team members are probably well-suited for their positions, with their skills and experience matching their job description. However, sometimes short-term projects, or new areas of business or even brainstorming can require a skillset that existing employees do not have. Using Get the Shifts, you can temporarily hire someone with the required skills (marketing, analytics, etc.).