There are so many good reasons to take advantage of hiring temps from staffing agencies like Blue Arbor, no matter your industry, but tax season can be an especially good time to consider hiring some short-term administrative employees.
Not just for tax preparers
Unless you already have a dedicated accounting staff in place to handle all of the tasks involved in tax preparation, you’ll likely find yourself or other key employees being pressed this time of year with completing lengthy tax season “to do” lists.
The spreadsheets! The mountains of paper! The bank statements! The receipts!
While many tax preparation agencies hire seasonal employees for both skilled accounting and data entry jobs, there are plenty of things that you can hire temps to do that don’t require accounting experience!
Temporary administrative employees are a win-win
If you’re a small business owner, you already know about the long checklist of materials that your business will need to collect before diving into filing your company’s returns. Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could free up your regular administrative employees to tackle that checklist while temps answer phones or handle other basic office tasks?
Not only does this mean your key, trusted office employees can put their undivided attention on tax prep, but hiring temps means you aren’t committing to long-term employees that will expect a long catalog of benefits. Not to mention, you already know the wages earned by any temps you hire would go towards your business expenses. So there’s another tax write-off!
Not all temps are the same
Sure, you can give a tax season job to that 20-something young woman who came in asking for a job the other day. You don’t know much about her, but how hard can it be to answer a phone, right?
But would you really want to trust one of your key lines of communication with customers to someone you don’t really know? Of course not! That’s why you’ll either want to make sure you do thorough background checks — yes, even if they won’t be handling sensitive data. Or, if you want to make things even easier on yourself by contacting a staffing agency like BlueArbor and let us do the work for you.