The summer season in Canada may be short in duration, but the negative impact on business can be paramount. With vacations, extended outdoor breaks and mental check outs, it’s no wonder that many organizations see a decrease in employee productivity during the summer season.
According to a survey by Captivate Network, results revealed that productivity decreases by 20%, attendance dips 19%, employees are 45% more distracted and turnaround time on projects increases by 13%. Not too good for business, right?
But there is an interim solution. Temporary/contract hiring!
The Canadian workforce has been trending towards a more temporary and contract employment structure since the 2009 recession. And with today’s downturn economy, hiring temporarily has real proven benefits:
Try before you buy: If you will have full-time positions to fill, hiring temps or contracts is a great way to evaluate potential candidates on the job, at a time when they will have to hit the ground running!
Flexible workforce: The flexibility of temporary or contract hires means that you don’t have to commit your organization beyond your current needs.
Boost in productivity: With people going away on vacation, there tends to be a productivity drop during the holidays. Seasonal temps can keep that problem at bay by ensuring that the projects you need to be completed are rolling along toward a firm year-end conclusion.
Save time and money: Hiring is an expensive proposition, in terms of time and money. Working with an industry leader that can find you the right people, in a short amount of time, will ultimately save you both.
To ease your summer staffing shortages and keep your team on track, partner with an industry leader in finding great professionals in shorter search cycles. David Aplin Group can provide fast, reliable service for your administrative, technical or financial staffing needs on a temporary or contractual basis, whether junior, intermediate or senior.
David Aplin Group is a private family and employee owned Canadian staffing agency founded in Alberta in 1975, recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished recruiting firms. Our mission is to positively impact lives. Blog author, Crystal Furtado, is the Marketing Manager at David Aplin Group, based in the Greater Toronto Area.