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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.

Companies throughout South Africa are hiring temporary employees. There are a few reasons why this form of hiring employees on a short term basis is being adopted. Our current economy is quite unpredictable at this stage. Business owners are watching economic developments such as the electricity crisis and labour strikes closely. With the economy in mind, many plans for business are being made with a short term approach.

Temporary staff can at times be a lifesaver and integrating them into your department successfully allows for little to no disruption in business activities. Temporary staff can be utilized for long term or short term assignments. They can fill a gap professionally when your permanent staff members take annual leave or when a specific short term project requires more staff. Hiring a temporary employee while searching for a permanent hire can help to ensure that you have time to find the right match for the position without rushing into a decision.