Many people overlook temporary work as an employment option. As some feel it may not be an option for them. Although in recent years, temporary work is on the rise. Especially among the younger generations. And this is because there are many benefits to becoming a temporary employee.
1. Temporary work provides flexibility
Temporary work provides a level of flexibility that is unattainable if in full-time employment. More often than not, temporary work does have set hours. However, once you work your hours, the rest of the day is your own. A temporary worker never takes their work home. Not only that but, once you finish a role, it is up to you if you want to go straight into another job. Or perhaps take a break to travel or pursue some other interest.
2. It is usually a quicker recruitment process when hired as a temporary worker
Gaining temporary employment is usually a quicker, and less stressful process than seeking full-time employment. Typically interviews are limited to just one. Unlike the interviewing process for permanent employment which could be a lengthy process. And more often than not, you can go from interview to employment within 48 hours.
3. Opportunity to learn new skills
Being a temporary worker means you are likely to work in several different industries, doing several different roles, per year. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills. Every job will teach something new. And every new skill you learn is another selling point to add to your CV. Not to mention that it allows for the candidate to learn what they do and don’t like doing. Consequently, leading them to have clarity about their career.
4. Potential for a permanent position
Companies hire temporary workers either on a project-by-project basis. Or during busy periods. For example, retail hiring additional staff in the lead-up to Christmas. Initially, this position is temporary. However, it is quite common for employers to retain temporary workers. The company may notice how beneficial it is to have more staff onsite. Or a high-performing temporary worker may just make themselves invaluable within the team. So management doesn’t want to let them go at the end of their contract. Thus turning them into employees.
Interested in temporary work?
Do you have an interest in temporary work? If so, why not get in touch with Kaizen? We provide temporary staffing solutions to a multitude of our clients across various industries. At Kaizen, we know how valuable our candidates are. So, our expert recruiters ensure we find the right role and the right company for all of our candidates. Contact a member of our Recruitment team, to learn more about becoming a temporary worker.