temporary employment

A Temporary Hire With Lasting Success

5 good reasons why a temporary hire may be the right decision for your business.

Temporary staff are assisting businesses from every sector to facilitate growth initiatives allowing businesses to flexibly increase their headcount to meet project and seasonal employment demands.

With the holiday season just around the corner, you may require additional support to maintain momentum in your business as you approach the summer months. A temp may just be the solution your business needs.

There are five compelling reasons why you should consider appointing temporary staff:

1. Adaptability

School holidays, major events, and festive season plans can be challenging. You need to ensure your business and customer needs are met while allowing your team the flexibility to attend to family commitments and social events. Temp staff allows your business to continue operating and ensure your staff get the breaks they need.

2. Say "Yes!"

Winning a new project is an exciting time for any business, however also places additional strain and workload on the existing team. Temp staff can be a great solution, allowing your key personnel to focus on the new account and core business with the support of a skilled temp team. 

3. Timing

Recruiting a new permanent employee is a big decision and may take several weeks to identify, appoint and train a new recruit. Appointing a temp means you can have an appropriately qualified and skilled employee on board the same day. A professional recruiter can assist you in defining your needs and sourcing the right talent, so you can focus on your business.

4. Flexibility

Maintaining a fluid and flexible temp roster means you can scale up or down depending on your business needs. A business with a flexible roster of temps is ready for any situation and can quickly cover unplanned absences.

5. Think of the Future

Hiring temps is a great way to maintain high visibility on emerging talent. Companies that have a flexible approach to recruiting temp staff benefit by being able to review individual performance without having to make a permanent hiring decision. When high potential talent is recognised, the employer can extend the appointment as required.

Whether it’s for urgent, seasonal or project-based needs, consider a temporary hire from a trusted recruitment agency – it can be a great move for long-term success.

PKL Recruitment specialises in recruitment solutions for temporary, contract and permanent roles in business support and call centres across a variety of industries. For more information on finding quality temporary staff, please visit www.pkl.com.au/find-staff.

About the Author – Shannon Lippert

As PKL Recruitment’s New South Wales Branch Manager, Shannon is responsible for both the Temporary and Permanent Divisions. Since joining the PKL Recruitment team in 2013, Shannon has always lead from the front, guiding and growing the Sydney PKL Recruitment Branch to one of the most successful recruitment teams in Sydney. Contact Shannon directly on shannon.lippert@pkl.com.au or on LinkedIn.



Is Job-Hopping A Bad Thing?

Can multiple roles in your career history be a positive? 

For a long time, many of us believed that having multiple jobs in a short amount of time was a deterrent for employers. Occasionally job seekers choose to limit their employment history on their resume and in interviews in fear that it signals a flighty and unfocused individual. However, it has recently been suggested that having multiple jobs is in fact a positive marker, as it allows individuals to have full control of their career and showcases flexibility and willingness to learn. 

Diversity in employment history provides great benefits for candidates. When professional recruitment consultants are seeking ‘all-round’ candidates, that have a variety of skills and the ability to learn and adapt quickly to new environments, varied work history may just work in your favour. Most employers are comfortable with candidates having had multiple previous roles, however, the candidate needs to be prepared to explain the circumstances of the job changes and why it was the right career move at the time. 
Today active career management is becoming increasingly popular, with LinkedIn data in August 2014 highlighting that on average, an employee remains with a company for ~4 years. The growing trend amongst millennials, people born between 1980 and 2000, has seen nine out of ten millennials stating they expect to stay in a job for less than three years. (Source: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/job-hopping-generation/).

What are your thoughts on active career management? And how long is it reasonable for an employer to expect a candidate to stay in their role?

About the Author - Shannon
As PKL Recruitment’s New South Wales Branch Manager, Shannon is responsible for both the Temporary and Permanent Divisions. Since joining the PKL Recruitment team in 2013, Shannon has always lead from the front, guiding and growing the Sydney PKL Recruitment Branch to be one of the most successful recruitment teams in Sydney.

Shannon’s success is based on her high ethics, her drive to deliver quality service and her ability to adapt to the ever-changing recruitment industry.

The Top 3 Benefits Of Temporary Employment

Finding your feet in the current job market can be challenging, however temporary work can provide immediate employment and provide opportunities for the future. Here are three reasons how a temporary role can help build your career and provide great growth opportunities.

1. Flexibility   

One of the most attractive benefits of temping is flexibility. Being able to choose your work hours based on personal preferences means you can maximise your income earning potential while enjoying the benefits of more personal time. You can use your free time to relax, exercise or ramp up your job search. Either way, you are getting the best of both worlds.

2. Experience

Another benefit of being a temporary employee is the opportunity to gain valuable new experiences. Temporary roles have greater flexibility than permanent roles and the opportunity to use and acquire ‘transferable skills’ is generally greater. Temps often have the opportunity to work across different industries, acquire new skills and add new experiences to their resume. 

3. Networking

Finding the right role in the future is as much about who you know as what you know. Developing a broad network across industries, companies and levels of management is one of the most effective ways to build your personal brand. Temping is a great way to quickly establish or build your network. This is especially true for candidates who have just arrived form overseas or moved interstate.

Knowing how to network is a critical skill for any employee and being a temp allows the freedom to move from company to company or across departments whilst making valuable connections. 

Temporary jobs can be a huge career boost providing you make the most of the opportunity. The potential for growth and professional visibility is huge. It is also an excellent entry point into the workforce for people just starting their career. 

If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity to benefit your future prospects, see http://www.pkl.com.au/find-a-job or contact our Sydney agency on (02) 9232 4980 or our Melbourne agency on (03) 9608 0333.