If you've been keeping up with recent business tech innovations, you've no doubt heard of VOIP the internet based business phone solution. It's fast, it's versatile, and everyone in the company can have a line without the hassle of actually having a phone-line wired in. You've heard about the interoperability features that allow you to connect to CRMs and EMSs and how mobile the numbers are such that employees can access them from anywhere. But one really amazing thing about VOIP is how convenient it is for hiring and managing temporary employees.
The Need for Temps
The word 'Temp' in our society is often used negatively but, in truth, people who are willing to work for only a few weeks or months with a company are incredibly important. Many businesses hire a fleet of temps during 'the busy season' or as tax and paperwork organization time approaches. Whether you need extra accountants to audit and complete your financial records or a small army of temporary customer clerks and customer service representatives to deal with the seasonal rush, effectively managing your temps is often one of the more difficult tasks. Over the course of only a few months, you must then get onboard, working, and then smoothly released back into the wild at the end of the temping period. Fortunately, VOIP can help with every step of the process!
A Phone Number for Everyone
Let's face it, the majority of the time a temporary employee isn't really worth the time and effort it would take to set them up a new landline connection. However, with VOIP all they need is a device that connects to the internet and a personal smartphone will do. Because VOIP scales so easily, you can quickly make as many new number accounts as you have additional temps this year. Once this is done, simply distribute the numbers, ensure everyone can log into their business contacts account through the VOIP online platform, and voila! Your temp team is connected and can be reached either at their desks or on-the-go.
Once your temp team is connected, you now have the opportunity to manage them more efficiently than any of the years before. With a new business number for each employee, you should be able to reach them during crucial moments, send messages through the platform, and stay in contact so that your temporary team members can stay on-track for their seasonal goals. The VOIP phones not only allow you to connect to your temps, it also gives them an easy avenue to connect with each other, share information, and support each other for the tasks ahead.
Releasing Your Temps and Their Numbers
Eventually, the time will come for you to finally release your temps back to their natural habitats no matter how much you have enjoyed their company. Fortunately, you won't be left with an arrangement for a dozen new phone numbers you have no use for until next years temps arrive. With the quick and easy VOIP scaling features, you can turn in the extra numbers whenever you're done with them so you always have the optimal number of lines without any loose ends if you'll pardon the pun.
If your business customarily hires a team of temporary employees once or twice a year, then VOIP has the perfect solution to getting all of them connected to the company system with business phone numbers of their own. With VOIP you can get as many lines as you need, contact them from anywhere, then turn them in when you're done with no hassle, installation, or extra fees. For more information on how to set up the right VOIP system for your business, please contact us today!