Question: What is your favorite place to find hourly part-time or temporary staff and why?
“We work remotely and use the site Upwork and some other more niche job boards designed for freelancers. It’s easy to set up a post and there are usually always a lot of applicants. We include special instructions in the job post as a screening process. Another good place to find part-time remote workers is Craigslist job boards in popular digital nomad locations, like Thailand.”
“Thumbtack has become a very good platform for us to find temporary staff. It is geolocation-driven so you find people in your local area, and the quality and rates are good. It has people with technical, financial, accounting, homemade, nursing, and several other skills you may need for your business. I just hired a part-time accountant from thumbtack to help me do my ever growing accounting work.”
“It saves time and the hassle of weeding through people to find the best ones if I just ask other colleagues if they know temporary talent that I can use or “borrow.” Many of these workers are seeking multiple clients to work with so my colleagues have already done the screening and verification of their abilities for me.”
Local Career Fairs
“Being actually present in front of your candidates is still worth something in our digital age. There is a lot of value in being able to interact with brands face-to-face, so we have involved ourself in local career fairs to find recent college graduates and/or students that are looking for part-time or temporary work. It’s so important to get these young individuals started on their careers.”
“Get in touch with a local university professor who teaches whatever is relevant to what you do, and see if he/she will solicit his/her students for you. You may find that you wind up with students who are eager to work for just the experience. You pay very little, and they get some real world experience to put on a future job application. Everyone wins.”