A&D of Seasonal Staff

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A&D of Seasonal Staff

Advantages

  • More flexible workers and therefore can meet the seasonal needs.
  • Only pay staff when needed. This keeps expenditure to a minimum.
  • Seasonal staff are temporary and therefore each season that Rockcliffe recruit for these staff, it could bring new skills and fresh perspectives to the organisation.

Disadvantages

  • Working around other responsibilities and commitments and therefore are not fully committed.
  • Less communication with Rockcliffe. Less likely to understand how it operates and where everything is.
  • Difficult to plan for seasonal staff in terms of work hours as many of them may be students that are experiencing changes in lifestyles etc.

Evaluation

(5-8 marks)Seasonal staff on a casual basis are members of staff that are employed for a period of time, usually when the organisation is experiencing an increased demand.Organisations benefit from employing casual staff as the staff are needed only for that time period and therefore do not have to be paid during the quitter periods of they year. This saves money on direct staffing costs and therefore keeps expenditure to a minimum. However, the disadvantages of casual staff are that year on year different staff may be recruited and may have to be trained in the ways that Rockcliffe operate and therefore increases expenditure through training costs. As they are only there for a temporary basis, commitment may be lacking and therefore absenteeism and sickness may increase which may impact on the permanent, full time staff. Customer service could potentially be at a lower level due to a 'don't care' attitude as they have no long term commitment. Overall, casual staff are beneficial to a leisure organisation as it allows it to be flexible; however, all areas of work should be monitored for quality.

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