The benefits of hiring a temp

Monday, February 06, 2017 10:17

Katherine Hockley by Katherine Hockley

Thinking of hiring a temp for your organisation? I'm here to tell you why that's a great idea.

The benefits of hiring a temp are numerous, so we've listed our top eight reasons why you should consider hiring one for your next open vacancy.

Testing the waters

When you hire a temp, one of the most obvious benefits is that you're not committed to keeping them long-term as staff. If they're not the right fit for the organisation, you're under no obligation to offer them a contract extension.

Cost effective

It is often cheaper to hire a temp as hiring fees are lower. Plus, if they're not permanent, you won't have to add an annual salary to your financial forecast. 

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Fast hires

When you need a temp, you can normally get them in and working pretty quickly. It's unlikely they'll be leaving a full-time job to come and work for you, so they won't need to give a month's notice at their old job. 

Fresh perspective

As with hiring any new member of staff, they will often bring new ideas and their own experiences into the mix, Perhaps they've just finished a temp job in a similar agency and can offer up advice to make your organisation more efficient, for example. 


Option of hiring them permanently

If you like the cut of their jib, you can offer your temp a permanent position. They'll be familiar with the role as well as the work culture, so there will be less of an upheaval regarding a new hire. 

Permanent contract acts as a motivator

When there is the proverbial carrot of a permanent job at the end of a temporary contract, this will act as a motivator for your temp to give your organisation their absolute best. It will also attract high-calibre talent who are looking for full-time work and see the temp contract as their 'in' to a full-time role within your company. 

Relieves existing staff

If somebody decides to leave, having a temp will relieve the pressure put on other members of staff. They will help pick up the workload, making sure the shake-up to the team is dealt with in the smoothest way possible. 

Expertise other staff may not have

If you're replacing another member of staff who had a specific skillset, it may not be possible for the rest of the team to pick up the slack. By hiring a temp, you are able to fill that need quickly and painlessly. 

If you're interested in hiring a temp, check out the recruitment section of our website or click the link below. 

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