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Three Signs You Need a Temp Worker While Your Employee Is Out on Temporary Leave of Absence

It’s doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know certain things, like how it’s difficult for a Polk County business— or any business, for that matter— to make a profit when employees are missing work.  In fact, according to a study conducted by HR.com, just one employee missing work can cost a company as much as $3,600 per year!

Sometimes, however, it is necessary for an employee to take a leave of absence.  Whether it be mandatory or voluntary, there are certain steps a company must take.  And, equally as important, the tasks normally completed by this employee still have to get done.  There are three signs you should watch for that will tell you when a temp worker is needed to fill these shoes and help get the job done right:

  1. Your remaining employees’ workload is already heavy. In some cases, the tasks normally completed by the employee who is currently on leave of absence can efficiently be absorbed by other employees, especially if it is only for a brief period of time.  However, if you are sensing that your current staff is already loaded down with their own responsibilities, follow that instinct and consider a temp staffing solution.
  2. Niche skills are required. For some of our clients, a temp worker with special licensing or niche skills are a must.  In these cases, your best bet is to consult with a Central Florida staffing agency.  Here at KB Staffing, we have staff-on-demand with just the right skills and qualifications to help your business operate at maximum productivity.
  3. When you need more hands but have limited budget. Hiring another employee while your current one is on leave can cost a lot of time and money too.  We have the experience to find the right temp worker efficiently and quickly, getting you back to maximum productivity while also removing the HR headaches.

If one or more of these signs are present at your business, contact us or call 863-875-5721.  We’re here to help and can provide you with personalized staffing solutions in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and surrounding Central Florida area.