8 Benefits of Temporary Recruitment (‘temping’)
In recent years, temporary recruitment has become increasingly popular and over 1.61 million British workers are in temporary employment. Covid-19 has undoubtedly contributed to this rise in temporary employment by causing an unstable economy and a stronger desire for flexible working opportunities.
Temporary employment offers flexibility, an exposure to new skills, a chance to network and prevents candidates from being ‘tied down’ to a long-term commitment. With many candidates now seeking temporary employment, companies must realise the benefits of hiring temporary workers and take advantage of skilled temps looking for new roles. Spotlight Recruitment work with multi-sector clients looking to hire temporary Marketers across marketing, digital, and communications. With a hiring frenzy currently underway, we have put together 8 benefits of temporary recruitment:
- Instant impact
If business is booming and you need an extra pair of hands at short notice, hiring temporary workers is the most efficient way of scaling up and making sure all work is completed on time. Temporary workers are used to joining organisations quickly and can make an immediate impact at a time where extra support is needed.
- Cover while recruiting
If you’re looking to urgently fill an open role, a temp is a quick solution to filling the role on an interim basis. Temporary employment can reduce the pressure on the rest of the team and prevent you from making the wrong long-term hire. Having a temp on board gives you time to look around, interview the right talent and allow candidates to see their notice period through.
- Try before you buy
Many companies offer temporary employment as a starting position, with a permanent role as a possibility if things go to plan. This allows businesses to evaluate employees before agreeing to the commitment of permanent work. Just be aware that going down this route will mean not being able to access those permanently employed who are unlikely to consider a temporary role.
- A fresh perspective
Every business can benefit from the contribution of new talent and fresh skills. Temporary workers can give a new perspective on existing projects and bring ideas from competitors. Temporary workers offer a new take on projects and their special skillset is likely to make an instant impact on any assignment.
- Company growth
Hiring temporary workers and offering flexible opportunities can allow for faster growth. People will be able to join your team quickly and this can have a positive impact on multiple areas of the business.
- Change of direction
It could be the case that the temp you hired makes a lasting impression and works their way into a permanent role, but it may also be that they not work out. Temporary recruitment allows for a trial of both the person and the role but do mindful of employment legislation regarding temporary workers and your responsibilities as an employer.
- Control your costs
Hiring temporary workers allows you to scale up without increasing permanent headcounts and costs. At a time when trade may not be consistent and there are spikes in demand, temporary recruitment is an ideal solution
- Fast-track hiring
Temporary recruitment helps avoid the prolonged interview process and never-ending notice periods. Temping can ensure a fast-track hire and temporary workers are often skilled workers who are ready to hit the ground running.
With many candidates now considering temporary employment as a more attractive option, you can source a talent pool ready to join when you need them. If you are considering hiring temporary or permanent workers for marketing, digital and communications roles do get in touch find out more about the clients we work with and how Spotlight Recruitment can help.
NICOLA MONGON is the MD of Spotlight Recruitment, specialists in marketing, digital, and communications recruitment since 2008. Read our 5* Google reviews from candidates and clients to find out more. If you would like to discuss hiring plans or find out more about us, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or firstname.lastname@example.org