Why it’s a good idea to hire a temp
Temp work is nothing new, it’s been around for decades and it’s a popular choice for many workers.
It provides the employee with flexibility, various experiences to fit within the industry and different challenges according to the individual.
But temp work can also benefit the employer.
In an increasingly competitive market-place for employment, temporary work is often overlooked with bosses and HR managers preferring to go along the permanent route – thinking it provides stability for the work force and the business.
However, the temping industry, particularly in big cities, is becoming an important factor for bosses to explore.
Here’s five tips why employing a temp might be the best thing your business does:
Long-term sickness/maternity leave
No-one can plan for an employee going off sick for months, it’s never part of a business plan and it’s never (or hardly ever) the individual’s fault. Bringing in a temp helps elevate the stress of having an employee off long-term. With maternity there will be a fixed date (hopefully) but with some illnesses, you never know.
Releases the burden
Many people will have worked in an office where six people are doing the job of 10 which often leads to high stress levels and low morale, creating an atmosphere which does no-one any favours. Bringing in a temp releases the burden on existing staff and can help out in the workplace with over-worked staff.
Deadlines loom over businesses like a noose, if you miss the deadline you miss out on more work and it causes untold problems. Bringing in an experienced temp can help you meet project deadlines and some of the demands which can crop up unexpectedly.
So you’ve decided to hire a temp and you like what you see. He/she is a hard worker, a good communicator, able to meet deadlines and can go the extra mile for their boss (and not in a way which is seen as sucking up!) This temp work could lead to an opportunity opening in the business where you could hire the person on a permanent basis.
Saves time and money
Temp work, by and large, is paid for by the agency which sends out the employee. The cost of hiring a temp worker is often cheaper than hiring a permanent member of staff. The agency is responsible for and bears the financial burden of recruiting, screening, testing and ultimately hiring them.
Want to check out the opportunities for temp work in the capital? Check out our jobs board here (link)