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Top of the temps: 7 benefits of temporary recruitment

There are more benefits to using temporary workers than meet the eye. Here are seven ways that temps give your business a boost.

1. Scale up your workforce quickly

Taking on a big new project? Looking to transform a function of your business? Using temporary staff is a fast and efficient way of scaling up your workforce at short notice.

2. Fast-track hiring

Temps can usually start working within a few days, avoiding long notice periods or interview processes. Good recruitment agencies will have a pool of temp workers ready to spring into action.

3. Cover while recruiting

Hiring a temp while recruiting for a full-time employee will reduce the pressure to hire quickly, and minimise the strain on the rest of the team. Plus, your new recruit will thank you for clearing their workload before they start!

36% of managers started out as temporary staff.

4. Try before you buy

Many companies take temps on a “working interview”, with a permanent job on offer if things go well. And if a temp isn’t suited to one role, they might be a good fit somewhere else in your company.

5. Discover future leaders

Over one-third of managers started out as temporary staff – so your new temp could go on to be a pivotal member of your business.

6. Bring in fresh skills

Temporary staff bring new and valuable skills to your company. They can also give you a new perspective on existing processes and bring ideas from other companies.

7. Control your costs

A temp workforce allows you to add staff without increasing your permanent headcount and costs. You can hire multiple temps to cover spikes in demand, with no long-term commitment when your workload goes down.

Bonus tip

At REED, we take the pain out of payroll – as well as sorting out holiday pay, pension and various taxes – so you can get on with running your team. 

Contact your local office to speak to us about temp recruitment.

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