Have you ever considered the benefits of using temporary staff? A temporary member of staff is employed on a non-permanent basis. These individuals are employed for a limited period and cannot be employed for more than two years. Temporary staff are crucial to the success of many companies. In 2017/2018, the average number of temporary staff working per day was over a million.
We have comprised a list of a few reasons why we believe that you should use temporary staff.
It is not uncommon for the demand for any company to fluctuate throughout the year. As an example, the UK has been experiencing a number of storms which have been damaging buildings and infrastructure. Companies who specialise in fitting fences, repairing water damage and so on, will see a spike in the demand for their services. EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING. Therefore, these companies will require more staff to meet their demand. However, after the work is completed, the staff are no longer needed… This is where temporary staff are essential! You have the option to increase or decrease your workforce when and if you need to!
If you owned a business, and employed a permanent member of staff to cover a busy period, this could be detrimental to the profitability of your company when demand is low. Costs which come hand in hand with permanent members of staff will seem damaging when demand is low. With temporary staff, you can employ them for as long as you need them, and let them go when you do not. Temporary staff do not require sick pay, holiday entitlement or a pension scheme.
Working with a recruitment agency may lower your cost even further. Employing any member of staff is a lengthy process, which may not work out, no matter how long you spend on it. A recruitment agency tackles not only the interview process, but the payroll for these individuals also! A recruitment agency will have an expert knowledge of the interview process and will know what to look out for when recruiting a reliable and hardworking member of staff. Recruitment agencies meet thousands of people so tend to have a strong gut feeling if an individual is the right candidate or not. This means you save time and money on the lengthy recruitment process but still end up with a hard working member of staff
Skilled workers, no training.
You can hire someone with a particular skillset that you require for a short amount of time. Temporary workers are likely to want to impress you so that they are kept for longer, so tend to work harder and less complacent than permanent members of staff – this is human nature as they know their job is not as secure as their permanent counterparts. Moreover, you can request temporary workers who are already skilled. This means that the only training you need to provide is basic ‘getting to know the business’ training. Individuals can bring in new skills to the company, which are often acquired from other successful companies. This means you have the chance to increase your competitiveness and overall profitability.
Allows you to hire a member staff as a trial period
Unfortunately, sometimes individuals are not suited to your business culture. However, this can often only be seen after an individual is settled into your company. Temporary work is useful as you can see if the candidate is suitable to your company without being tied down to costs which arise from permanent members of staff.
Quick recruitment process
Temporary workers are often flexible. Most of the time, you can have a temporary working for your company on the same day you request one. At Earl Street Employment Consultants, we have a database of candidates who we have met personally and have interviewed. These individuals have provided us with proof of their identity, proof of permissions to work in the UK and are referenced. This information is stored away, meaning that we have a pool of workers who are readily available to work.
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