The benefits of recruiting a temporary worker

Temporary workers seem to be all the rage at present, especially as some sectors continue to get to grips with new ways of working due to covid-19 with demand coming in peaks and troughs. But temps needn’t be a flash in the pan reaction to being busy, many businesses have built themselves up on employing temporary workers, just as much as some candidates have become career temps due to the nature of the gig economy.

There are many benefits to employers of recruiting temporary workers, which we go into more detail here in our latest blog.

Less risk to the employer

Recruiting a temp is a lot less risky than recruiting a permanent member of staff. Firstly, the temp is employed by the recruitment agency on a zero hour contract and not by the employer directly. Should the placement not work out you are under no legal obligation to keep the worker on, and there will be no lengthy notice period or severance pay.

All the risk is on us, the recruitment agency, as we are the ones who shortlist, interview, and put forward the best candidates for the job at hand. We also deal with all the identity and reference checking on your behalf to make sure your temporary workers are indeed eligible to work, and come with the required references from previous employers to give you peace of mind you are taking on the best person for the job.

More flexibility

Temps can offer your business a lot of flexibility. You may only have a requirement for a short period of time, and regardless of whether this is for a day, a month or even a year, you have the option to take on the temp for as long as you need them. They can be utilised to cover busy periods if the nature of your work is seasonal, or they can be used for holiday or sickness cover if you are unable to manage without cover for specific job roles.

We understand how time consuming it can be at the best of times to find the right candidates for a job, so if you’re recruiting to a tight deadline for an immediate start, the flexibility of using a temporary worker can mean you don’t have to suffer any down time.

Try before you buy

Regardless of whether you are recruiting a temp to fill a short term vacancy to provide cover, or have a more long-term placement in mind, recruiting a temp into the position can give you an option to ‘try before you buy’.

The position may be completely new, and you want to see how someone gets on with the role before deciding to make it permanent. Recruiting someone on a temporary basis buys you time as well as providing immediate cover for your role, meaning you can try someone out in the meantime as part of your recruitment process. It’s an opportunity for you to see how the candidate fits into your working environment, and if they are the right fit culturally as well as from a performance perspective.

You only need temporary cover

Regardless of how long your requirement for a new employee is, our team are here to advise on the best recruitment model for your business. We never operate on a one size fits all approach, and rather than push for a permanent placement which would generate us more fees, if a temporary contract is the best option that’s what we will advise. It’s in our best interest to supply the right people for your vacancies – to us, a happy client is a returning client.

If you haven’t worked with temps before, we will run you through the whole process, making sure you understand your obligations as well as ours in supplying you with temporary staff. Our ongoing support is there for you from the initial induction and throughout the temporary assignment, no matter how long this is.

Large pool of temporary candidates

At Multitask Personnel, we already have a large pool of temporary candidates on our books who are regular workers that provide cover for many of our clients. Our dedicated temp desk means we have specialist staff that solely deal with temporary placements, so we can advise not only on the recruitment process, but can also put forward the right people for the job to provide a quick and effective resolution.

We can provide onsite contract management, working with your recruitment team at your premises or offer a fully managed service for your entire recruitment function. Just like temporary workers, we also offer complete flexibility with our vast range of recruitment services.


As we are a specialist recruiter, we have an abundance of experience in supplying subcontractors to our clients. We are CIS and Gas Safe registered, and can supply staff who will come in their own vehicles, with the own insurances as well as the required industry accreditations and memberships.

In short, we take away all the stress of recruiting from scratch with ready made solutions for our clients in the trades sectors.

What’s next?

If you have a current recruitment requirement that lends itself to taking on temporary workers, drop us a line on 0845 478 5009 or and we will talk you through the process.

Regardless of whether you need one temp or a whole team, we have the candidates and the experience to make sure the whole process runs smoothly. If there is a gap in your business, we can help you plug this with a temp!

Read more about our temporary recruitment service here.


What our clients say about us!
Finance & Operations, Research & Development – Sheffield
“Having worked alongside Claire on both a personal level & for recruitment requirements I have always found Claire & her team at Multitask Personnel to be friendly, professional & helpful & would highly recommend.”
Senior Quantity Surveyor, Construction – Sheffield
“It is with great pleasure that I’m providing this letter of recommendation to Multitask Personnel. Providing support labour in the construction industry is a massive challenge, we need quality resources who are reliable and good value for money. Multitask take away the intensive searching and validating tasks that takes up so much of our valuable time. They have a good portfolio of trade labour and when short notice is all you have they will step up to the mark! It’s with no hesitation that I highly recommend Multitask Personnel for any recruitment needs, they have a brilliant, committed team with Claire their MD always there to help. All the best for the future, keep up the good work!”

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