Over the years, the role of temporary staff has changed. Historically, we have been a nation addicted to the security of a full time job and temp positions tended to be mainly lower paying positions such as admin assistants and general labourers. Although these groups are still among the most popular temp roles, temps are also regularly hired to do accounting tasks, marketing roles and other higher level tasks.
Employees and employers alike see the benefits associated with the flexibility and freedom that temporary working has to offer.
Here are our top reasons for considering the use of more temps in your business:
Trial Period Sometimes, permanent hires can be a bit of a risk – maybe you’re finding it hard to define the role that you require or you would like to evaluate a candidate and your need for their skills long-term? A temp assignment could give you and the candidate in question the breathing space to work through those questions.
Inject some new ideas A different kind of employee could bring just the new perspective you’re looking for.
Help when you need it most Whether your company builds bike parts or prints signs, is a bar or accounting firm, there will be times when extra hands are needed. Bringing in a temporary worker (a “temp”) may be the right solution for you. They can fill a gap quickly and there’s no long-term commitment involved.
Ease the pressure Is your team struggling with a task or falling behind a deadline? Temps are ready to hit the ground running – having quality temps on hand allows you to adjust quickly to meet those deadlines or maybe you just need an extra pair of hands one day a week?
Need a specific skill? You may not always have the right people in the right place with the specific skill set a job requires. Call in a temp to get the job done – no need to struggle or recruit someone full time.
Value for money For permanent workers, there will always be quiet times. However temps have a very specific purpose – whether it’s covering a busy period, servicing a one-time client, or executing a specific project, so you get what you pay for. In the short term at least, hiring a temp can be more cost effective than hiring permanent employees with benefits. You can talk to us to find out more about temp vs. perm costs.
Less paperwork! When you employ a temp through us, or any other recruitment agency, we become the employer – responsible for finding, recruiting, screening as well as payroll.
If you would like to speak to one of our Consultants to discuss booking a temp, please do not hesitate to call. We are happy to support your business now and in the future with temporary and permanent recruitment.