Initially, it may seem like handling the staff at an event yourself would be the most cost effective option. You can hire family and friends, or use employees, all of who will require lower wages than a professional event staff. It also eliminates the need for an agency and all the associated costs.
In fact, managing your own event staff will cost you so much more in time and effort, it is likely you will end up spending far more, or else losing valuable time that could be spent on more important aspects of the event planning. The staff you hire will not be experienced in working at an event and will therefore require training — yet more responsibilities for you.
What Are the Benefits of Hiring Professional Event Staffing Agency?
- Receive an account manager.
Your account manager will develop a personal relationship with both you and your hired staff. Your manager may even be able to offer you recommendations for individual team members who are best suited for the project at hand to ensure success at the event.
An account manager can be as involved with the event planning as little or as much as you like. He or she can work with you to check if the program needs to be adapted or if it could be improved in any way. Your manager can also take on the management of inventories of promotional products and materials, and even customize reporting documents to be completed by the event staff.
- Highly experienced staff.
Sourcing and hiring a staff is a big enough task without the worry of training and properly equipping a large team. You can hire your staff according to their prior experience, training and specific skill set to suit the requirements of the event. All of the team members will know exactly what is expected of them without constantly needing to be given instructions.
Best of all, you only need to hire the team on a one-term basis. If you wish, you can change your event staff for every event in order to receive personnel who are experienced and suited for different jobs.
- Event staff handles everything.
You will be free to focus on more important tasks for the event while your staff handles all the details. For corporate events, this means no disruptions to the company and employees remain carrying out their regular duties.
What Are the Benefits of Using Event Staffing Agencies?
It can be especially useful to have all the details handled by an agency for the following reasons:
- Pass over time consuming aspects of team management to the agency including contracting staff, paying, training and more.
- Feel assured that the team members who show up will be of the highest standard.
- Choose the promotional staff you hire.
- Backup talent and details handled in the case of an emergency.
- Extensive event experience
If you want your event to be a success — and you certainly should! — it is not worth taking the risks involved in hiring an amateur staff. This is especially true for corporate events where the image of your company is at stake. Hiring professional event staffing from an agency will ensure your event is a success.