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Nervous About Hiring? Minimize the Risk of Hiring Costs by Hiring Temporary Team Members!

Right now, your company is thriving. You’re extremely grateful for the support of your business during the pandemic, and you want to keep customers satisfied. The increase in demand has created a need to hire, but you’re a bit apprehensive about it. 

There’s no shortage of talented workers searching for jobs in Allentown, PA right now, but the economy is a mess. You don’t want to hire new employees now and be stuck with payroll expenses you might not be able to afford in a few months.  

Thankfully, there’s no need to stress, because plenty of hardworking people are interested in temporary opportunities. Here’s what you have to gain by taking on new hires in this capacity. 

Four Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers 

Zero Obligation 

Unlike with traditional employees, there’s absolutely no obligation to keep temporary workers on board when they’re no longer needed. Hire them to help during busy periods, if you need someone with a specialized skill for a project, or to fill in for sick employees. When they’re no longer needed, you can simply end their contract. It’s that easy. 

Save Money 

Overtime expenses add up fast. If your company has experienced a surge in business, your bottom line is likely to take a major hit from having to pay overtime to keep up with demand. Avoid this by hiring temporary employees to help out. The extra hands will eliminate the need to have your employees work overtime, which will majorly reduce your payroll expenses. 

Less Training Time 

It can take a while to get new hires acclimated to your company. In the interim, productivity takes a hit, because you’re short-staffed. However, when you hire temporary workers, the staffing agency takes care of the training. These professionals arrive on their first day with all the basic skills needed to do the job, so all you’ll have to do is provide them with any company-specific knowledge needed to do the job. This means they’re able to get to work immediately. 

Try Before You Buy 

Hiring decisions can be very stressful because there’s no sure way to predict how a candidate will function on your team until they’re part of it. Hiring on a temporary basis allows you to give the person a trial run, to gauge both their skills and cultural fit. If you’re impressed, you can make them an offer at the end of their contract, but if not, it’s easy to part ways and try again. 

Want to hire temporary workers to help your team out during the pandemic? HTSS, Inc. is here to connect you with top talent ready to get to work! Get in touch today to discuss a partnership. 


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.