Everyone knows that it’s great to have quick access to reliable temporary help to fill in for sick days, vacations or to handle fluctuating workloads. That’s why so many companies have a staffing company on speed dial for help on a moment’s notice.

Here Are 10 More Advantages:

Meet Seasonal Demands. Tough time filling holiday orders? Managing your summer crunch? Temporaries can help you pack Barbies or pick berries without adding to your permanent payroll.

Bring in Specialized Talent. Need a tech guru for a software launch? Bring in an expert who can help you get the project off the ground and let him go once you’ve worked out all the kinks.

Reduce Bad Hires. Hiring mistakes are expensive. Remedying a mis-hire can cost as much as two and a half times the employee’s salary. Try prospective employees out on the job before extending an offer and save a lot of grief – and money.

Minimize Overtime. Asking your core employees to put in a lot of overtime is not the best way to get work done. It’s expensive for you and exhausting for your employees.

Avoid Employee Burnout. Employees can get overwhelmed when they are overworked. Adding temporary help allows you to accomplish more while reducing employee stress and costly errors.

Complete Special Projects. Take on a big order or a new client, knowing that you can get your projects done on time and within budget. Temporary staffing allows you to ramp up your workforce just when you need it.

Test New Ideas. Come up with a great idea that you’d love to implement? Can’t afford to pull your staff away from their regular jobs to try something that may never pan out? Temporary workers can help you test the idea on a limited basis. If it’s a success, you can hire permanent people, if not, your team isn’t behind on their regular work.

Manage Growth. Hoping to bid on a large contract but afraid of biting off more than you can chew? Not really sure if the economy has recovered and afraid to commit to permanent hires? Temporaries can step in. You’ll have the staff you need with no long-term commitment.

Avoid Talent Gaps. If you’re interviewing for a permanent employee, but you know it may take a while to fill the position, a temporary can take care of the work that needs to be done so you don’t fall behind.

Reduce Administrative Burdens. Temporary employees are on the payroll of the staffing firm. That means you don’t need to worry about payroll, benefits, or workers compensation.

To learn more about how temporary staffing can help your business operate more efficiently and cost effectively contact the expert staffing and recruiting team at Masiello Employment Services.