Temporary and contract workers are essential to the modern company’s recruitment strategy. They can bring specialist knowledge, support one-off projects and promote dynamism and flexibility within an organisation.
With this in mind, here are our top five considerations for introducing a temporary workforce...
Fast hires can make an instant difference to your company and productivity. Not only can they relieve your existing staff from being over-burdened and, eventually, burning out, they can support the business' needs if you're faced with regular employee absence, maternity cover or seasonal demands. Considering temporary cover at these times can also eliminate the need to appoint permanent resource that may not be necessary all year.
If your business needs to scale up for a period of time or requires varying shift support, temporary staff could be your best bet. If you are using a reputable recruitment partner, the temporary staff introduced will have gone through an induction and briefing stage and, therefore, gained an understanding of the need to be flexible and available at short notice.
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Temporary and contract staff can offer special skill sets which may be perfect for short-term assignments. It's also worth considering the fresh perspective they can bring to projects. By entering a workforce without being burdened by the company's culture or habits, they can bring new approaches or ideas that may not have been previously considered.
MEET A DEADLINE
Bringing in a temporary staff member can enable you to meet project deadlines and handle extraordinary business demands, thereby increasing your bottom line. Fast moving organisations are competitive and successful.
THE MOVE FROM TEMP TO PERM
If at the end of a contract or assigned period you find that the person you've hired temporarily has added value to your organisation, there may be a chance to hire them permanently
. Or you may have gone into the agreement with a permanent position in mind. Either way, temporary workers can provide a great no obligation solution when considering a new position in your organisation or within an established team.
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