Last Updated on October 7, 2021
Planning an event is a lot of work. At the same time, it can be quite a bit of fun. When the big day (or days) finally rolls around, you want to know you did everything possible to take care of each and every detail.
The difference between a successful event and one that comes up short is often times the staff. You put a lot of time into attracting an audience. Now, you have to serve each and every attendee to the best of your ability. This all starts with hiring the right event staff.
Will you contact a temp agency to hire a handful of workers? While this is an idea to consider, don’t jump the gun. You may find that hiring in house is the best option. Here is why:
- Team familiarity. When you hire in house you are familiar with everybody you are bringing on board. You can be selective about who you ask to work the event, speaking primarily with people who have proven their ability to excel in this area.
When you hire outside help, you never know what you are getting. The temp agency does their best to send you qualified help, but you never really know how things will work out. The same holds true if you hire temporary event workers on your own.
There is a lot to be said for familiarity and team chemistry.
- More affordable. Since in house workers are already on the payroll, you don’t have to worry about adding this expense to your budget. The same cannot be said if you opt to hire a temporary staff.
Note: you may need to pay overtime depending on the hours of the event and the classification of the worker.
- Comfortable with the industry. Let’s assume for a second you are planning an event for legal professionals. Your staff works in this field everyday of the week. Your staff knows the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and everything in between. This will allow them to provide top notch service to all event attendees. Can the same be said for somebody who may not have any legal experience? Probably not.
It’s not always possible to find event workers in house, but the three points above should help you realize the benefits of doing so.
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