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.

Often a company will need to hire staff and usually the first idea is a permanent hire. A temporary staff solution has many benefits which should also be considered. When it comes to hiring permanent staff there is the added necessity for ongoing monthly employee benefits as well as additional payroll administration. If one had to look at the costs of an in house HR Department to handle benefits and payroll processing it may be well worth it to look at partnering with an agency who can provide temporary employees. The recruitment agency will take over the entire process at an all-inclusive rate. If one is requiring a temporary staff member urgently and simply do not have the time to search and interview someone may be available to you immediately through an agency.