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The Value of Temp Staff During the Holiday Rush

​As we head closer to the Christmas period, more staff typically take leave, and work can start to pile up. There’s always a rush to get things wrapped up by the end of the year, and whilst advanced strategic planning and hiring ahead of busy spikes is best practice, bringing in extra hands to support your workforce can benefit stretched teams across the board.Temporary office workers allow permanent employees to offload the routine, day to day tasks, allowing them to focus their time on more complex business initiatives, and hit their deadlines. An extra pair of hands around the office can really ease heavy workloads, and provide cover for other team members if they’re out on leave.Are your finance team feeling the strain of invoice reconciliations, verifying expense receipts and dealing with too much data entry? A temporary finance assistant can help. If your HR team are struggling with volume recruitment, and managing holiday requests, bringing in an temporary HR associate can alleviate the stress. Your admin team are likely some of the busiest people within a business, and in the run up to the holidays, with lots of diary management going on and everyonewanting things done before the break at the end of the year; a temporary administrative assistant can bridge the gap.Whilst they’ll of course need a little bit of training, temporary staff are usually quick learners, experienced at what they do and happy to lend a hand wherever they can. Their onboarding process can be streamlined by providing clear process maps, example documents and ensuring they have a dedicated supervisor to reach out to if they need to. Ensuring they know exactly what they’re meant to be doing and when can make a world of difference.If you’re looking at a busy holiday period, whatever the reason, a temp can help, even if you feel it might be too late. Sewell Wallis has over a decade of experience placing temps into SMEs and larger scale businesses across Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, as well as further afield. If you think a temporary solution might be for you, please reach out to one of our temps consultants for a confidential discussion.​Need help hiring your next temp or wanting a new temp role?​Get in touch with the Sewell Wallis team today at, enquiries@sewellwallis.co.uk.

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As we head closer to the Christmas period, more staff typically take leave, and work can start to pile up. There’s always a rush to get things wrapped up by the end of the year, and whilst advanced strategic planning and hiring ahead of busy spikes is best practice, bringing in extra hands to support your workforce can benefit stretched teams across the board.

Temporary office workers allow permanent employees to offload the routine, day to day tasks, allowing them to focus their time on more complex business initiatives, and hit their deadlines. An extra pair of hands around the office can really ease heavy workloads, and provide cover for other team members if they’re out on leave.

Are your finance team feeling the strain of invoice reconciliations, verifying expense receipts and dealing with too much data entry? A temporary finance assistant can help. If your HR team are struggling with volume recruitment, and managing holiday requests, bringing in an temporary HR associate can alleviate the stress. Your admin team are likely some of the busiest people within a business, and in the run up to the holidays, with lots of diary management going on and everyonewanting things done before the break at the end of the year; a temporary administrative assistant can bridge the gap.

Whilst they’ll of course need a little bit of training, temporary staff are usually quick learners, experienced at what they do and happy to lend a hand wherever they can. Their onboarding process can be streamlined by providing clear process maps, example documents and ensuring they have a dedicated supervisor to reach out to if they need to. Ensuring they know exactly what they’re meant to be doing and when can make a world of difference.

If you’re looking at a busy holiday period, whatever the reason, a temp can help, even if you feel it might be too late. Sewell Wallis has over a decade of experience placing temps into SMEs and larger scale businesses across Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, as well as further afield. If you think a temporary solution might be for you, please reach out to one of our temps consultants for a confidential discussion.

Need help hiring your next temp or wanting a new temp role?

Get in touch with the Sewell Wallis team today at, enquiries@sewellwallis.co.uk.

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