The short answer is yes. It’s almost certainly the best approach to take, and we’ll explore that in this post. The trouble that some people have with it is the notion that temporary staffing can have a negative impact on the workers, however, that is simply not the case.
Offering zero-hour contracts or temporary positions to people in a more rigid role can be unsettling. However, when it comes to event staff who are represented by a staffing agency, it means that they’re never out of work! All it means is that they don’t work for anyone events company.
Consider this: why should you hire a full-time crew when you’re not hosting events regularly? You’ll be throwing money away. As such, it’s essential that you pick up certain staff as and when you need it. For example, you might host an event where a rigging and AV crew aren’t required, so it wouldn’t make sense to have them on the books. However, when you hire staff through an events recruitment agency, you can hire what you need, as and when you need it.
And of course, by doing it that way, you’ll be supporting recruitment agencies that are constantly looking to place their candidates in regular work. It’s a win-win for everyone involved. You get to save money; the workers get to have more regular and flexible work and the recruitment agency can continue to place the right staff in-front of the right people. Easy!
They’re experienced and flexible
One of the main benefits of hiring temp event staff is that they will have worked on a wealth of different events before-hand. So, rather than having the same crew on standby that have only worked a certain type of event, instead you’ll be working with an incredible versatile and experienced team.
They’ll know exactly what needs to be done
Another great aspect of working with a reputable company, is that their employees will be highly trained and know exactly what they need to do. There will be no coming to you for guidance. It will be a simple case of point and go.
Save money on transport
Why spend money on a fleet of vans for transporting equipment, when you can hire them as and when you need them through an established event staffing agency? This will save you an awful lot of time and stress in the long run.
The correct equipment
Let’s say for example you want an AV crew on the books with some great equipment. How much is that going to set you back? Especially if you want state-of-the-art gear. Well, when you hire through a temp agency, you’ll be leaving all of that up to them. You won’t have to invest in gear when you can simply hire it for the event in question. It’s a much simpler and effective way of managing your events.