We were in a tight spot – we had a number of key people away and a huge contract came in requiring serious work. We needed someone who could hit the ground running, was a gem at formatting large documents and could undertake research for our proposal. What is the answer…. A good temp!
Temps can assist your business in a number of ways and there are a number of ways you can use temps. The traditional scenario is you have a worker on leave for a period of time and you engage a temp to assist you over this time. But there are also long term temps. Perhaps you just do not want to employ. Perhaps you don’t want the hassles of replacing a staff member when they leave or you don’t want the hassle of payroll. Whatever the reason, you can engage a temp for as long as you want.
CIRCLE Recruitment & HR still has the very first client who used our services back in 2003 for a temp bookkeeper. Over the past years they have never changed this scenario. When one of our temps moved to another state, we replaced them at no extra cost and the service just continued. Over the many years we have had only three temps in the role – that is pretty good tenure by anyone’s standards.
The benefits for a business using temps are numerous, but one of the main attractions is the flexibility of using a temp and the arm’s length relationship you can have with the worker.
CIRCLE Recruitment & HR is a true independent contractor to your business. We employ then on-hire to you. The employment risks reside with us. The only liability we share with you is WHS. You can increase the worker’s hours, decrease them or walk away with a moment’s notice – one hour. We can employ in a flexible model to do this that you are unable to do yourself.
It is this very flexibility which is one of the most attractive aspects of using a temp. IF they are not what you want it is your prerogative to request that we replace them. We offer a number of unique advantages to our clients when using our temps. Firstly we do not have minimum hours – you can engage the temp for as little or as much as you like. Secondly, we offer you a choice of temps – it’s not just about the skills, you have to work with this person, so we give you the chance to meet two alternative candidates for your own choice. Many of our clients who have worked with us long term are happy for us to just send one person to start the day, because they trust our judgement, but the choice is yours.
With a temp, there are no other recruitment fees. You only pay for the hours worked. What a great system! No super to set up, no PAYG, no payroll software for you to install and use: we do all of that – you just pay one rate for the hours they work.
Temporary staff can be a cost-effective strategy to build your business without all the associated employment risks. It can give you a flexible workforce that can increase or decrease with demand.
So drop us a line, to or call us on 1300 923 000 and find out what CIRCLE Temps can do for you. Of course, we do all the background checking, skills testing, and interviewing – we want to find you the best person … fast!
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