You may think that when employing semi-permanent, part time or casual staff, it will be more cost effective than running an office packed with full-time employees. This is partly true: it requires less paperwork and reduces HR overheads, and perhaps you can save some money with a smaller office space.
But employing semi-permanent or casual staff has its own set of operational and productivity challenges. Medical or dental practices, real estate agencies or child care facilities that see constant churn in their administrative staff have to constantly re-train new employees on their processes, and this can be a problem if processes are highly complex.
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