Recruitment Reckonings

The benefits of incorporating temporary staffing

June 6th, 2017

Cheryl McCormack

EmployersJob Seekers

Temps can jump in quickly to meet the demands of increased workloads and employee absences. Making it part of your organisation’s staffing model means you have flexibility throughout the year, to quickly meet expected and unexpected workload demands and staffing changes.

Some common reasons our clients hire temps include employee absences (such as illness, vacation, maternity or disability leave, sudden departure) and unexpected or temporary demands (such as special projects, seasonal or peak periods, employee shortages). Whichever the reason we always have consistent positive feedback from our clients reinforcing how convenient it is to have temporary staffing strategies in place to take the pressure off.

The cost of hiring temp workers is often cheaper than the cost of hiring permanent employees with benefits. In the short term, it is generally more cost-efficient to hire a temp. For jobs that are expected to last six months or longer, it may pay to hire a full-time employee but then again, the opportunity for both parties to ‘Try before they Buy’ is also very compelling.

McCormack’s generous discounts for temp to perm release fees add to the attraction of a strategy that initially engages a temporary employee – when compared to the cost of making a bad permanent hiring decision, this is a cost-effective management strategy that many organisations are now incorporating into their talent management planning.

At McCormack Employment Services, we make it exceptionally easy for our clients by managing the temps’ weekly pay, their superannuation remittance, workers’ compensation insurance not to mention all the time and effort saved in finding/ recruiting the right person.