Here at Aspire Cambridge, we believe that there can be many reasons why hiring “Agency Workers”, or “Temps” as they’re known, can be beneficial for your company. Whether you have used Temps before or are considering it for the first time, there are lots of great benefits, some of which you may not have considered previously.
Time and Cost effective for your company
Using a Temp is not only cost effective but also time effective for the company. It takes away loosing time and money trying to pick up the extra work yourself or putting extra stress on your current staff. Calling in for a Temp at the last minute to cover holiday/sick is a quick, seamless and hassle free process.
It gives your company access to new skills
The cliché of the Temp tends toward lower-level admin roles, but the reality is that Agency Workers can bring new skills and perspectives to their role that can, in turn, improve efficiency or streamline production. If a new project or product requires skills outside of your team’s area of expertise, an Agency Worker can provide that new talent to keep things moving. Agency Workers usually have a very specific skillset and are accustomed to performing on very niche projects.
Long term cover and flexibility
If you have a busy period coming up and know you will need an extra pair of hands an ongoing Temp is the perfect solution. You can book a temp for a number of weeks or months and only pay for the time they actually work. It allows you to keep up with the demands and market needs as they happen.
It can lead to meaningful hires – Want to “try before you buy?”
Finding employees that are the right fit for your workplace is always a challenge. Agency Workers, on the other hand, can provide employers with the chance to evaluate workers over a longer period of time without committing to a permanent offer. It can also alleviate some of the urgency associated with filling an opening in your permanent staff – having a short-term employee in place during your recruitment process ensures you take your time finding the right hire.
Shorter hiring process
Hiring a temp is a much shorter process than hiring a permanent candidate. Our Agency Workers are available immediately so 9/10 temps can interview and start on the date the assignment is called in.
It can boost morale
While the divide between permanent and Agency Workers can be difficult, the addition of short-term employees can also help the overall workplace mood. “When your employees are forced to work double shifts, to work nights and weekends, and to take on extra roles and responsibilities because you’re shorthanded, morale can quickly decrease, your employees can get stressed, become exhausted, and burn out. Offering extra help during your company’s busiest periods (or when staff turnover leaves your under-staffed) ensures your core team stays happy and productive.
Getting the perfect candidate quickly
We have an active and registered bank of “Temps” who are available at short notice and are waiting to be assigned to local businesses. Our Agency Workers are registered through pre arranged appointments and interviews here onsite. Skills and attributes are recorded and represented to businesses where morals, ethics and culture meet that of their experience and background.
If you’d like to explore the use of Agency Workers in your organisation contact our team today!
Headquartered in Cambridge with regional presence in Kettering and Milton Keynes, Aspire Cambridge provide cost effective Recruitment and HR solutions to an impressive portfolio of customers spanning the UK and Europe. Working with a diverse collection of industries from start-ups to blue chip companies covering a vast range of sectors. Aspire Cambridge has an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it’s no wonder that they hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations.
How do they do it? By “Placing People First”.
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