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If you are employing a new staff member, whether temporary or permanent, it is important to get a candidate assessment as employing can at times be quite stressful for a business owner. For peace of mind, rather get the candidate assessed and get the right employee from the start. The employer will be assured that the job applicant is able to handle the position and fit in with the company’s staff and ethos.

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) is concerned about the violence that have erupted against foreign nationals and the gross violence of their human rights. In an environment where our economy is experiencing fiscal constraints and where economic growth is not at the level required to create the much needed jobs in order to achieve the NDP vision 2030, the last thing we need is a further dent on investor confidence. The continued violence against foreign nationals is sending a negative message to the international business community and could potentially affect South African businesses that are operating in the region and the continent.

Let’s face it, running a business can be extremely stressful due to daily work tasks that have to be overseen and run effectively. Why add the stress of paying staff every week or every month? By outsourcing your payroll not only will you be free to deal with other aspects of business operations, but you will also be assured of administrative services that will pay your staff correctly and timeously.

Many professional and successful businesses today are acquiring the services of a Recruitment Agency to source temp staff. Often the business will decide that they want temporary staff on a continuous or regular basis. The type of temporary staff recruited may vary according to the type of projects or assignments. Some of these staff choices can be based on the requirements for a specific skill-set.

Today, more companies are opting for temporary employees to fill company positions as it offers more flexibility without more permanent staff overheads. Company structures are changing to keep up with new technology, expenditure overheads and competition in various sectors. Companies are choosing part-time employees over sourcing more permanent hires.

Many employers look to professional recruitment agencies when it comes to employing staff. The most obvious reason would be that the agency has the expertise, time, contacts and skills to locate the best staff. Many employers simply do not have the time or resources to manage the entire hiring processes that are necessary to recruit new staff.

Following on from our last blog “Where to find the best temporary staff”, it’s always best to deal with a reputable agency. They will assist you to source the best temporary candidate that is a precise fit for your business environment.  Partnering with a reputable recruitment agency means that all staff whether permanent or temporary are carefully screened and assessed.