A temporary worker could be the perfect solution for your business in the run up to Christmas and beyond. With a continuously shrinking talent pool and an increasing demand for talent, it can mean that recruiting the perfect permanent candidate takes longer than before. But what impact does waiting have on your business?
Or it may be, that in these uncertain times, you are not sure if your business can sustain additional permanent staff. And that’s why a temporary solution can be ideal. But that’s not the only benefit. There are lots more reasons to hire a temporary worker, so we’re sharing our favourite with you.
Why you should hire a temporary worker
- Reduce your risk. As many as 60% of new hires are not working out in some way! And that’s a risk that a lot of businesses can’t afford to take. Especially in the current market. When you hire an temporary worker, it can mitigate the risk of bringing in a poor hire and the associated costs.
- Ease workload. When someone leaves your team, you still have the problem on who picks up the additional workload. Absorbing this into your headcount can put additional strain on your existing team members and can even result in additional resignations. By hiring a temporary worker, you reduce the likelihood of burnout in your team.
- Maintain your customer satisfaction levels. If there is a skills gap in your current team, you can hire a temporary worker to plug that gap. By hiring a temporary worker, you can maintain the quality of work while an employee is away from the business. Whether that be extended sick leave, parental leave, or resignation. Or maybe you have a particular project you need additional help with? Most projects, whether one off, or ongoing, often need access to a particular set of skills. If you don’t currently have the skills in house and you are unable to secure the right permanent candidate within your timescales, it’s time to hire a temporary worker.
- Flexibility. If you are experiencing a temporary increase in work, a temporary worker could be the perfect answer. If you experience a peak during December and January, but then business usually returns to normal come February, you can employ temporary workers as much or as little as you need.
- Cost and time savings. Yes, it’s true that temp rates are usually more expensive than a permanent salary. However, it can still work out cheaper. There’s no paying into pensions or other benefits and it gives a certainly of cost. This works particularly well if you have a set budget. Plus temporary workers are usually available with no notice period, which means you can get them into your business quickly.
And finally, with a temporary worker, you also get the option to ‘try before you buy’. And the same applies to the temp. You always have the option to look at temp to perm for the right candidate. Speak to our team for more information on our temp to perm rates.
Using Charterhouse to hire a temporary worker
We’ve been helping companies to recruit exceptional candidates, both temporary and permanent for over 20 years. We have the experience, the network, and the passion to help make sure that your business is a success by having the right people on board. Get in touch with our specialist team today and let us help your business today.