Six business benefits of temporary recruitment

Hiring temporary workers can deliver a range of advantages for your business - whether by supporting your current staff during seasonal increases in demand, or to bringing new skills and expertise into the company for a specialist project. If you’ve currently got a skills gap in your business, a temporary worker could be the solution you need. 

Here are some key reasons why your business should invest in temporary or interim staff this year.

What is a temporary worker?

Before we discuss the benefits that temporary staff could offer your business, there is often some confusion between the terms, ‘temporary’ and ‘contract’ workers.

To clarify, a temporary worker is employed through a recruitment agency and placed in your business for short assignments. In contrast, a contract worker is someone who your organisation employs directly, for an agreed period of time. 

When hiring temporary staff, we will manage the entire process and supply the most suitable candidate for your vacancy. As your dedicated recruitment agency, we will also be responsible for paying temporary workers throughout their placement, making the process as easy and straightforward for you as possible.

What are the business benefits?

There are more benefits to hiring temporary workers than meets the eye. Here are 6 ways that temps could boost your business: 

1. Scale up your workforce quickly

Taking on a big new project? Looking to scale up a function of your business? Using temporary staff is a fast and efficient way of transforming your workforce at short notice. If your business experiences seasonal uplifts in activity, or if you win a large contract that will increase demand for the duration of the project, hiring temporary workers could be highly beneficial for your organisation.

This level of flexibility can be a real benefit in terms of cost management and long-term resource planning, as well as giving you the ability to bid for short lead-time projects, safe in the knowledge that you will be able to bring in temporary workers in order to create the additional capacity needed to fulfil the order. 

2. Fast-track hiring

Temporary workers can usually start working within a few days, avoiding long notice periods or interview processes. As an established recruitment agency, we have a pool of candidates ready to spring into action within days. 

Hiring temporary workers is also a great way to test a candidate for a potential permanent position without the commitment of a fixed-term contract. So, if you’re thinking of expanding a certain function with your business but are unsure on the exact resource you need, hiring a temp could be the best move. 

3. Cover while recruiting

Hiring a temp while recruiting for a full-time employee will reduce the pressure to hire quickly and minimise the strain on the rest of the team. Plus, your new permanent recruit will thank you for clearing their workload before they start!

Temporary workers can also be brought in to provide cover for both long and short-term absences (such as maternity leave or sick leave), or to work as interim staff if an employee leaves the company at short notice. Bringing in temp workers to cover staff absences will ensure that the business can continue to work at optimal efficiency, without requiring you to hire another full-time worker who may not be required later in the year.

4. Unlock a wider talent pool 

Many companies take temporary workers on with a permanent job on the horizon if things go well. And if a temp isn’t suited to one role, they might be a good fit somewhere else in your company. Over one-third of managers started out as temporary staff – so your new temp could go on to be a pivotal member of your business that you might not have found if only looking for a permanent worker. 

5. Bring in fresh skills

Temporary staff bring new and valuable skills to your company. They can also give you a new perspective on existing processes and bring ideas from other companies.

If you need particular skills or expertise for the successful delivery of a contract that your existing workforce doesn’t have, this can be brought in through the use of temporary workers. Hiring skilled, experienced temporary staff will enable you to carry out specific activities, without the cost and time commitment of training your existing employees.

6. Control your costs

A temp workforce allows you to add staff without increasing your permanent headcount and costs. You can hire multiple temps to cover spikes in demand, with no long-term commitment when your workload goes down.

How Page Personnel can help?

Over the last 18 months, there has been a significant rise in the number of companies hiring for temporary staff. Whether they’re hired to help organisations deliver on big projects, undergo change, or cover absent employees – they’re almost always in demand, and are required to fulfil work flexibly and efficiently.

The best part? Temporary workers are available in almost every field, so there’s no limit to what they can do for your business. Contact us today to talk through your current hiring needs and discover how temporary workers could be the solution you’ve been looking for. 

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