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Bolstering Your Workforce For The Busy Seasons

For many businesses, the holidays can be a busy time. If your business is involved with retail sales or travel, you may have a busy few months ahead, along with employees wanting time off for vacations and holiday plans. Most businesses have a time of the year, whether it is summer or winter that is a peak season for them, making staffing a challenge. Instead of having to hire more staff for their workforces, some businesses can use a Virtual Assistant to handle some of the extra work associated with peak seasons.


During the peak times, having an extra hand to help with marketing endeavors can make all the difference in the world. Keeping up with social media, website and all online marketing communications can bog down administrative and marketing staff from focusing on the tasks that need to be done. Hiring extra staff that is only needed for a few months of the year can be expensive and time consuming to train. It makes sense to use a temporary service that has professionals that know what they are doing and can take on the extra work.

Customer Service

If the phones ring off the hook during your busy periods, you need to make sure these important calls are being handled with professionalism. No one wants to lose potential clients that you spent so much money and effort to attract. Getting an extra person to man the phones or online chat system can ensure you are not missing any potential sales.

Minutiae Managers

For many business owners, the peak periods of the year are filled with daily interruptions and mini crisis situations that take them away from handling the day-to-day minutiae of emails, appointment setting and schedule management. Having someone who can take over some of these tasks to allow them to focus on problems that need their attention can relieve stress and make every day go smoother.

Although it may be impossible to get away from having to hire some staff temporarily for the holiday or busy season for a business, there are some things that you need a true professional to handle. Using a Virtual Assistant to cover these needs can save business owners from wading through resumes and interviews just to hire someone for a few months. It can help make the next peak season go smoother and be more profitable and isn’t that what running a business is all about?

 photo credit: thedalogs

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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