When businesses look to add to their numbers, finding full-time staff members isn't always the primary goal. In some cases, hiring temporary employees can be highly beneficial, especially during busy seasons. Summer is one of these times for enterprises in a number of industries, meaning that all across Canada, managers are facing the distinct challenge of integrating a large number of new workers. However, just because this can be difficult doesn't mean it has to be.
By using payroll software, supervisors can easily keep up with accelerated hiring rates. Unlike when using manual data entry methods, keeping track of employees through an advanced software system automates the process, freeing up time for workers who manage financial accounts. In addition, because the data is not recorded by hand, there is a smaller chance of human error leading to over- or underpayments. Additionally, executives can be sure that they are properly following Canadian payroll compliance regulations.
Where are the temp jobs?
According to CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), many Canadian businesses are looking to onboard new employees for the summer on a short-term basis. Last year, more than 2,000 people were hired temporarily each as cleaners, payroll workers and registered nurses. Other high-demand industries for summer jobs included landscaping, records management and filing, and information systems analysts.
As they prepare to make their summer hires, managers should also keep in mind that preparation is key. Not only should they focus on employing excellent workers, but they should ensure they are possibly ready to integrate them into the team long-term.
"There is a myth that temporary positions are just that, temporary, but nearly two in five employers say they plan to transition their temporary workers into full time roles sometime this year," Ross Levadi, director of the Canadian solutions, staffing and recruiting group at CareerBuilder said.
Levadi added that half of Canadian employers expect to hire temporary workers in 2013.
Many of the individuals who will benefit from firms' abilities to support seasonal hiring are younger. The Edson Leader noted that in Alberta alone, the unemployment rate for individuals between 15 and 24 stands at 9.1 percent, compared to the national youth unemployment rate of 14.2 percent. Louwrens Olivier, the northwest communication manager for Service Alberta, told the news source that this is one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation for this age group.
In order to support the country's seasonal workers this summer, companies should make the implementation of payroll technology a priority. With these tools, leaders can simplify operations, save time and ensure payments are accurate.