8 Reasons to Love Temps
There are loads of issues that can come along and surprise us in Business. Some are good, like a large sale has landed- you know the sort, such as the sale you celebrate with a party, then panic how to get done; and some are bad - like a lost order. These big events upset balance and equilibrium. They can mean you have too many hands - or not enough. When facing short-term challenges many organisations only think about labour as something that's fixed and needs to be taken on permanently following a lengthy recruitment process. They think of temporary workers as something that'll probably cause more trouble than they're worth, or just too risky to contemplate.
But I'm here to stop you in your tracks and think about temporary workers in a new and positive light. They can offer a lot more than you may have reckoned:
- Temporary labour can be turned on and off very quickly! Some recruiters, like Recruitment South East will have a specialist Temporary Controller who knows where to find them and who to trust (Ours, Catherine, is VERY good by the way).
- Many people choose temporary roles for very good and positive reasons. Quite often they love the variety and avoid long-term commitment through choice, it's the way the world is increasingly turning. Get used to it!
- Temporary labour doesn't need the security of a long recruitment process. If you don't like them, you can simply send them back from where they came.
- Some people prefer to enter the full time market via temporary roles. It enables them to test the employer thoroughly - everybody gets a more realistic view of things.
- Temporary workers are usually more flexible, and in our experience, hard working. They tend to be more practical and pragmatic.
- Many temporary workers are very skilled. They're used to working in varied environments and become very productive very rapidly.
- Temporary workers are good in a crisis. They're probably used to it.
- Temporary workers can save you money. They're only there when you need them, so there's no tail to the costs of taking them on in the first place.
If you're thinking of going down the temporary route for the first time (or joining the temporary market as a worker) deal with a company who have a dedicated Temporary Consultant. Their world is very different from normal recruitment. They will be much more aware of local needs from both sides of the coin, and will be used to working at real speed and under pressure.
If you've been thinking that temporary workers can cause more trouble than they cure, think again. They may be exactly what you need
Article provided by Martin Ellis - Recruitment SouthEast