When To Call A Temp Agency

By Lon Matejczyk

Ideally, your call to a temp agency will be made a day or two before you need a temp. But the best temp agencies should also be able to fill your staffing order within an hour with pre-screened candidates.

If you are anticipating a hiring need, or you are past the pain threshold of a search and need to further expand your resources, reaching out to an agency can only help.

Remember, employers use temp agencies because it enables them to adjust more easily and quickly to workload fluctuations.

Temporary-help agencies can quickly provide your business with qualified staff in case of employee illness, vacation or other last-minute, unplanned need.

Temps can also fill unexpected demands arising from special projects, seasonal or peak periods and employee shortages.

And, of course, a temp agency can help fill a position when time has become a factor. Finding the candidate of choice is always critical to avoid loss of productivity. The right agency will have an inventory of appropriate pre-screened candidates to share right away.


About the Author

Lon Matejczyk

Lon is the former publisher of the Colorado Springs Business Journal and Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group.He has served in leadership roles at various newspapers in Iowa, Florida and Wisconsin. Lon received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and attended the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Earlier in his career, Lon spent several years as a sea captain and held a 100-ton Coast Guard license. Lon is a former rugby player, referee and administrator and now coaches under 13 year old kids. Lon has served on the boards of numerous community and business organizations including Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, Peak Venture Group, CS Quality of Life Indicators Business Index Committee, Junior Achievement and is a member of The Colorado Thirty Group.  Lon was given the “Making the Pikes Peak region a better place to live work and play” award by the CS Chamber of Commerce, was the VFW Post 1’s business citizen of the year.

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