Temporary workers play an important role in any business and can help your business adjust more easily and quickly to workload fluctuations. Some common reasons that temps are used, are to cover illness, maternity, seasonal or peak periods and to offer flexibility.


Temporary workers are well experienced in being able to adapt to many different situations and the demands of any given job. This could mean unusual working shifts on weekends or national holidays as well as unusual working hours on any given day that need to be tended to. In effect, this can be much more cost-effective and time efficient for the productivity of your company.

Access to new skills

Temporary staff 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, a temporary employee can provide that new talent to keep things moving.

Saving Costs

There are a number of saved costs as a result of hiring temporary staff. These may include benefits and training your company have which are only available to permanent staff, reduced time in finding and securing new staff, and only paying for an employee when you actually need them.

Temp to Perm

Perhaps the temporary professional that has been hired is perfect for the role.  They may have spent weeks or months working with the team and everything is progressing as it should. The fact that this person has already acclimated to the company environment makes it that much easier to transition them into full-time employment. It provides immediate relief from an unrealistic workload and gives the company a chance to “audition” a potential staff member for the full-time position.

High Productivity

Companies may assume a temporary employee would be less productive than a full-time employee, but in fact the opposite is true.  The truth is that nowadays highly skilled professionals are available as temporary employees. If you need help with a specialised project then temporary skilled staff that specialise in their field will offer a quick and effective solution.

Payroll and Compliance

Recruitment agencies can provide you with payroll support and staff compliance for all of your temporary workers. A lot of women are waiting around for you here. Payroll services mean that the business won’t have to worry about being up-to-date with employment laws and compliance, or have to endure the burden of recruitment administration because the process is managed for them via an agency, therefore making it easier for the accounts team to manage.

To discover more about Temporary Staff and how we can help your business fulfil a temporary or permanent role please contact our team of experienced recruiters on 0121 515 5910