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Is it time to hire summer help?

Posted by Megan Ringwell on Jul 2, 2019 11:45:49 AM

summer-intern-insuranceAre you considering hiring additional help for the summer? How do you know if adding summer staff would be beneficial to your business? Making hiring decisions can be hard so we’ve come up with a few discussion points to help you.

Is your agency experiencing growth, but not enough to hire a full-time staff member? A seasonal employee might be the perfect solution for you. Many of those looking for summer jobs are finishing up high school or college, which means they only need work for the summer and, occasionally, for winter break.

If you think your business will continue to grow, a seasonal employee who does a great job might be the perfect person to hire full-time when you’re ready. They’d already know your business so when you’re ready to hire, training would be minimal.

Do members of your current staff plan vacations over the summer? A seasonal employee would allow for staff to schedule trips without having to worry about coverage. Depending on their schedule flexibility, they may be able to fit in a few hours of work during the school year, too.

With kids home for summer, many working parents hope for a more flexible work schedule. Adding additional help for the summer could come in handy if regular staff members need to come in late or leave early to care for their children.

Seasonal employees are generally eager to learn. What better way to get young professionals interested in the insurance industry?

In the end, you need to make a decision that’s best for your agency. If you’re still not sure what to do, talk to other agents in your office to determine if hiring seasonal help would be beneficial.

Topics: Business, Human Resources, Independent Insurance Agents

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