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Temporary office staff are fast becoming the talent acquisition solution of choice for employers across the country. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s recent Jobs Outlook report, the number of employers looking to use temporary staff rose by 10 percentage points between March and April! In light of the fact there’s been a 40% rise in agency workers over the last 10 years, this hardly comes as a surprise. With 800,000 temporary staff in circulation per day, the total number of agency workers is expected to rise to 1 million by 2020. Clearly, the benefits of flexible hiring is catching on!
But flexibility is just the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to the benefits of using an agency. To give you an idea of how your business could benefit from partnering with a specialist provider, we’ve put together some key points.
Without further ado, here’s Prime’s top reasons you should hire temporary office staff with a specialist agency:
1. Minimize sickness leave costs
Did you know that on average, £77 billion is lost to British businesses per year due to sickness absence? Many of our clients have found that for them, the best way to manage this has been through our temporary office administration recruitment services for regular, reliable and quality sickness cover. By working in close collaboration with employers, we’ve been able to gain an in-depth understanding of our clients’ individual needs. This way, we’re able to provide them with temporary office staff who will fit in seamlessly, no matter the notice. The end result? Minimal damage due to sickness absence!
2. Gain greater access to the best temporary office talent…
In a candidate market where unemployment is at 44-year record low, competition for the best temp talent has never been hotter. However, with our extensive local candidate network and the latest talent acquisition tools, we’re able to identify and attract individuals with the most sought-after skill sets. As one of the highest-rated recruitment agencies for candidate experiences on Google reviews in the local area, quality job hunters know they can count on us to connect them with the best employers – namely, you!
3. Try before you buy!
If you’re considering expanding your team but are unsure whether or not to take the leap then a contract placement might be for you. With flexibility no doubt in mind, employers are making increasing use of long-term temporary contracts. Last year, a whopping 85% of contract placements were for more than 12 weeks. Giving both candidate and client the chance to test the waters, this method provides optimum flexibility and freedom.
4. Less paperwork!
With more and more agencies managing temporary office worker’s payroll in-house, partnering with an agency can mean a lot less headache for your accounts department! By outsourcing their temporary staff’s holiday organization and other payroll components, employers are finding a simple way to free up their time and resources to spend elsewhere.
5. Wider workforce benefits
Need to give your employees a new lease of life? The trick may be to start using temporary agencies, according to research by the London School of Economics! A 2013 study found a positive correlation between temporary agency worker use and overall business financial performance. The experts thought this was likely due to the labor-resourceful attitude towards work which these companies took on. Focusing on being as economically flexible as possible, the employers surveyed had seen a definite uptake in their companies’ performance.
6. Gain temporary office staff with the best skill sets…
If you’re hiring for the front-line of your business, you want candidates with the best communication and technical skills representing your brand! To ensure our clients’ temporary staff are the best fit for your office, our expert recruiters conduct a bespoke in-house interviewing process to ascertain candidate fit. We also conduct bespoke in-house competency tests to ensure technical aptitude. This way, you can be confident you have the right office temporary admin staff representing your business.
When you consider the benefits of hiring temporary office staff with an agency, it’s no wonder secretarial and clerical staff currently have the largest share in the entire jobs market of temporary work. In an economy where the outlook is constantly changing, a top priority for business leaders across the nation is flexibility.
In the near 30 years we’ve been in business, we’ve seen huge changes in the labor market. In this time, a huge proportion of our repeat business has come from employers who have found temporary office staff to be the perfect solution for them in a changing economic landscape.
Ultimately, your temporary admin staff are the backbone of your company. Serving your customers, supporting your team and keeping you compliant, it’s essential you have the right team in place. With a reliable temporary staffing solution in place, you can rest easy that no matter what happens, you’ll have the best staff for your business.
If you’re looking for an agency that will make certain you have the exceptional staff you deserve no matter what then call our Commercial & Office team today on 01376 502999.