Did you know, Christmas is the season when you can get the absolute most out of your staffing agency? It is the busiest season for any agency employing temporary staff – and for a good reason! We’ve gathered together a list of unexpected activities for which you can use your staffing agency – some might not be obvious at first, but are definitely great ideas!
Enjoy gingerbread cookies from the best pastry chefs
If you’re planning to implement a special Christmas menu that goes beyond what you normally offer, a staffing agency can help you with placing a speciality chef to cater to your needs. Whether it’s just a bustling kitchen in need of extra kitchen porters or a master chef needed to produce a range of exquisite Christmas pastries – a staffing agency can come to the rescue.
Get a dedicated task force for your Christmas decorations
Staffing agencies are also great when you need some extra muscle! At TempTribe, we have an entire database of crew who are always more than happy to help you with the heavy lifting. You can expect them to turn up in the steel-cap boots and ready to handle any sleigh that needs to be brought up to the lobby, Christmas tree which needs to be hoisted upfront, or light chain that needs to be hung up on the building’s facade.
Hire promotional elves
You can also utilise the promotional staff from an agency as “extras”! We have a range of hosts and hostesses available for your promotional campaigns and events. How about some Santa’s helpers, snowmen or reindeer hanging out in the lobby, handing out pamphlets or entertaining the little guests?
Rock (around) the Christmas parties
We just had to get this more obvious one on the list as well. Christmas season means Christmas parties – and a lot of them! Lots of mulled wine to be handed out and food to be cooked and served. Hiring extra staff to cater to the busy season is a great way to cope with the overwhelming bookings without straining your budget by hiring new employees who won’t necessarily be needed once the season is over.
Relax at your self-hosted Christmas party
Company Christmas parties are terrific fun, but what about when you want to spend some time with your friends and family? Staffing agencies also assist with private parties and gatherings! Take the headache out of the organising process and allow yourself to focus on spreading the Christmas cheer throughout the party – instead of handing out the plates and topping up your guests’ drinks all night.
Christmas retail staff
Are you a boutique owner, a manager of a larger store which gets swept up in the pre-Christmas shopping craze or a Christmas market vendor? Employing permanent staff just to handle the season’s surplus of shoppers can prove cost-inefficient and troublesome. Instead, you can hire temporary staff from a staffing agency to help you out during the craziness that are the gift-shopping weeks leading up to Christmas.
Have you already used your staffing agency in any of these ways? Or have we missed some creative ways in which you managed to ease your Christmas workload? Let us know in the comments!