A recent survey conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has shown that more and more workers are looking to work on a temporary basis.

41% of people surveyed said they were considering working in a temporary capacity, either contract, freelance or agency, in the future.

The survey by the REC named Flex Appeal asked 4000 people from the general public a number of questions regarding temporary work. Furthermore, the survey also enquired how temporary workers had found their experience.

From the survey, the REC found that 1 in 4 had been a temporary worker at some point. 22% of people who currently earn more than £50,000 and 36% of people who currently have hiring responsibilities have been agency workers themselves.

From those that said they chose temporary work, the majority believed that temporary work gave them greater flexibility and a better work-life balance. The research also suggested that temporary work was particularly beneficial for: entry level workers, people with specialist skills, adults with caring responsibilities, people approaching retirement.


Aspire Cambridge provide temporary recruitment solutions for employers and employees. More information can be found in our Temp Zone or by calling our recruiters on 01223 855440.