Temporary Workers fill a gap when it’s needed.
Whether it’s a one-off project or you’ve got a member of staff moving elsewhere for a period of time, lots of businesses find themselves needing more staff at short notice now and then. Temporary Workers are ideal to fill these gaps, filling the vacant roles quickly- and with fewer delays too, as most are usually able to start within a few days.
Hiring Temporary Workers often means that you’re able to progress towards your business goals without delay, eliminating long notice periods and benefiting from qualified and experienced staff that are ready and waiting to deliver.
Temporary Workers also provide valuable cover while you’re recruiting for permanent positions, meaning you’re under less pressure to hire quickly, and less likely to make a rash decision on the wrong person. And let’s not forget that a Temporary Worker can keep things ticking over before the new recruit starts, cutting out the dreaded extra workload that’s often passed on to new employees when a role is unfilled for a while.
Temporary Workers could be your company’s future leaders.
Just as working on short-term contracts is an excellent way for employees to prove their worth as a permanent member of staff, hiring Temporary Workers could also be a fantastic way to find future leaders for your organisation. Think of it a little like a ‘try before you buy’ scheme if you will.
Hiring Temporary Workers means that you have the chance to test out candidates for the role, with a view to offering a permanent position should they be the perfect fit. A lot of businesses see hiring Temporary Workers as a working interview, taking advantage of the flexibility to assign Temporary Workers to different areas of the organisation to find the best fit. And if all works out, lots of Temporary Workers are offered a permanent position, with managers knowing first-hand that they’ll be a valuable asset to the company.
In an ideal world, that Temporary Worker you took on and gave a permanent position could become a crucial member of your leadership team, so investing in them now could definitely be worth a shot.
Temporary Workers bring new ideas and skills to your business
Many Temporary Workers have invaluable experience gained through working for different organisations, learning new skills and being able to constantly adapt to new ways of working. Use this to your advantage. Bring those fresh ideas and extensive skillsets into the workplace and make the most of them.
Temporary Workers can bring a whole new perspective to the workplace, with new ideas on how get things done, along with insight into how other organisations achieve their goals. Never underestimate the power of experience gained by Temporary Workers who have dipped their toe into many a pool.
Temporary Workers also allow businesses to be more flexible when they need to be, because they can get the staff in to complete the project, take advantage of the skills and knowledge they have, then downscale again once the work is done.
Temporary Workers can be cost efficient.
Increasing your permanent workforce can be costly, and if you know the upcoming projects are likely to be short-term, taking on permanent staff isn’t always viable. Utilising Temporary Workers means that you can keeps costs down, you can take on as many or less Temporary Workers as business needs dictate, and you have no long-term commitments when the projects are completed.
Get in touch with Abacus today to find out how we can help you with recruiting the best Temporary Workers for your business.