Employer Insights

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Hiring a Temp

Posted by Jake
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An increased demand in the job market for temporary job opportunities, people2people are experiencing an increased demand in the number of people interested in temporary work. This demand has been due to a variety of factors such as planned or unplanned staff absences, increased work flow, end of year responsibilities, head count freezes and external factors such as stock market fluctuations and business reconstruction. Rather than overload the permanent staff with these seasonal fluctuations, temporary and contract roles are a great solution to not only getting the job completed, but often under budget and without long-term commitments. It also enables your permanent staff to get on with their day jobs.

1. “Money speaks only one language, if you save me today I’ll save you tomorrow”

When presented with either filling a new or a replacement vacancy, the cost surrounding this decision is sometimes the key deciding factor. Understanding that candidates are more now, than ever, motivated by not only money but also instant gratification, having temporary positions may just be the bread and butter formula for which every organisation is searching. This doesn’t mean that it’s “once a temp, always a temp”. There’s sometimes cases where the temp is such a great fit, you don’t want them to leave and you have a permanent job opportunity. But this talent pool is limited to locally available people who have local working rights.  However, temporary staff can have their contract extended, in addition to offering a ‘local’ a permanent job opportunity, thereby reducing the necessity of an extended interviewing process. 

2. “You don’t build a business, you build people and then people build the business”

The people2people pool of immediately available talent are a motivated and enthusiastic bunch and always looking for new opportunities. As they have  not only extensive and diverse expertise, they also come with fresh and motivated mindsets, ready and willing to contribute when and where they can, while expanding their already growing experience for their resumes. 

3. “Rome wasn't built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour”

If your focus is on building your organisation from within and focusing on the day to day functioning, the last thing you want is to have your attention diverted and having to put projects and deals on hold. With having to sit through phone screens, interviews and the oh so common phone tag, it can almost seem overwhelming. This time spent can sometimes never pay off and leave you highly discouraged about being able to fill the role. At people2people, we’re establishing those connections daily and sifting through the sometimes difficult to source talent pool. We do the hard work for you, allowing you to get back to business. Thinking about the benefits of short term hiring, organisations now can limit pressures on their business, outsource the recruitment process and get back to work building their empires.

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