The benefits of hiring temporary workers

For many businesses the next 6 months are still quite daunting, however, others in certain industries are busier than ever and doing everything they can to keep up with the demand, including hiring temporary workers.

As the Temporary Recruitment Consultant here at Vanilla, I have seen the growth in the temporary market since the first lockdown in March and long may it continue. So, you may be thinking what are the benefits of hiring a temporary worker? Let me tell you…

They enable your business to avoid losing any productivity

Many businesses have been in the position where there have been sudden absences, illnesses or even resignations which immediately can and will affect your productivity. Hiring a temporary worker will ensure that any planned projects go ahead as normal whilst supporting your business fluctuations and ensuring that other roles aren’t disrupted because of this.

Flexible working

Now more than ever, flexible working arrangements are becoming more popular and necessary. Hiring a temporary worker is just another great way of offering flexibility within your business therefore providing an efficient workplace and offering different but exciting opportunities to employees and employers. Temp workers are well experienced in being able to adapt to many different situations and the demands of any given job. This might mean unusual working shifts on weekends or national holidays as well as unusual working hours on any given day that need to be tended to. In effect, this can be much more cost-effective and time efficient for the productivity of your trade, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to covering the scope of your working output.

Allows you to ‘trial’ the temporary worker without commitment

Depending on your requirements, you can employ a temporary worker on an ad-hoc basis (few days here and there), a specified short-term basis or even a long-term basis which could be to cover maternity leave for example.

If you have had a sudden resignation within the business, hiring a temporary worker is a great way to ensure that no work falls behind and you can continue searching for a permanent candidate.
Or maybe you will look to offer the temporary candidate that role?

In many cases, some businesses will decide to recruit candidates on a temporary to permanent basis which is an excellent cost-efficient way to test their skills and abilities in the required role before committing to offering them an immediate permanent position.

Can save you time and money

The introductory fee percentage for hiring a temporary worker is usually lower than when hiring on a permanent basis and therefore is much more cost-effective for businesses and is extremely popular with many more of our clients.

Vanilla will act as the temporary workers employer which means we are responsible for the recruitment process from start to finish which includes recruiting, screening, testing, setting up interviews and placing the candidates in those roles. We also manage all of the financial side in terms of payroll expenses.  Temporary workers are by definition a temporary solution and do not require a fixed annual salary or some of the costs associated with a permanent employee.

Did I mention? We also carefully interview each applicant to match them to the right assignment based on their skills and experience, saving you time and money.

A new outlook

The culture of a workplace can become stale, routine and uninventive. The introduction of a temp worker who has experience in many different areas can offer a fresh perspective on your work no matter what the position. Whether it’s a manufacturing worker who has a new approach to work efficiency or a business development operative who suggests a rescale of how you conduct your trades; temp workers have a lot to offer when it comes to problem solving with their unburdened working culture.

Quick turnaround

Recruiting someone into your team who can pick up the slack when you need it most, with an immediate impact to increase productivity. When peak season arrives and stress levels are running high through the demands of your clients, whatever market you work in, you need to strengthen your resources! Temporary workers are waiting and raring to go at any given time of the year to fill in the space for just the amount of time you need them. This also eliminates the fuss of acquiring someone in a full-time role that must be let go later when things have calmed down.

Acquire a specialist

Short term workers can be particularly useful when you need a person to fill a role with specialist skills. One of your most valuable employees may have to leave their position for a short while due to many reasons, such as: maternity leave, illness or a travelling assignment. A specialist temp worker can fill in vital positions that need to be occupied, especially in peak periods of your business when you need an extra helping hand. Then as part of their contract, the service of the interim worker is completed without the need for continuation when the period of their work is over – very convenient!

It can lead to a long-term relationship with a recruitment agency (in this case, hopefully Vanilla!)

I used to be a Permanent Recruitment Consultant, but I absolutely love the variety and pace of temporary recruitment and feel that this really brings out my strengths as I’m very much a people person and like to be busy. Although I haven’t been able to meet my clients in person this year, I have still built and maintained good relationships through video communication and keep in touch calls.

At Vanilla we pride ourselves on providing skilled temporary workers who will join your team with a proactive and “can-do” attitude. Our temporary candidates have a wide range of skills, work experience and educational backgrounds. They are reliable, trusted and can commit to any last-minute assignments or ad-hoc days as and when required.

We are currently representing some excellent, local temporary candidates who are immediately available to start work within the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire areas.

Please contact me below to discuss how I can support you with your temporary requirements. Perhaps we could arrange a video call?
01858 898058

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We are experts in matching the right candidates with the right businesses. We will work hard to understand your culture, needs and requirements, and we will only send you candidate details if we see a real fit being possible.

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