4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Temporary Workers

At Get the Shifts, we want to make the hiring of temporary staff as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. Which is why when you use us to find temp staff, we’ve eliminated the 4 common mistakes companies make when hiring temporary staff!

1. NO VETTING THEM PROPERLY 

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.

2. NOT TRAINING TEMP WORKERS AS THEY’RE ‘ONLY TEMPORARY’ 

At Get the Shifts, our incredible team of Superstars are trained by us in industry specific training where required (e.g. health & safety, customer service, manual handling, responsible service of alcohol) and Get the Shifts personal standards on how to be an everyday hospitality Superstar!

3. FAILING TO ENSURE THE PERSON HAS THE QUALITIES REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB

Each of our Superstars has an online profile, meaning you can effortlessly browse through hundreds of pre-screened, trained staff on the mobile app and check out their experience and references before requesting them for a shift. With our app, you also have the ability to create a favourite list to rebook your preferred Superstars, as well as rate staff after each shift. 

4. TRYING TO GO INEXPENSIVELY AND BE A DO IT YOURSELF 

Companies often try to find temp or seasonal staff themselves. But when you compare the labour costs of posting a position, sorting through the applicants and the interview process, it often more expensive. A fantastic benefit to our service is that there is no need to worry about admin or timesheets, we take care of payroll!