Having flexibility with your staffing is one of the most important requirements for most organisations. Without a level of flexibility, how do you manage, when your permanent team members are on holidays, have unexpected absences or take parental leave? What about those peak seasons in your industry – how do you manage in those really busy times?
If you take on extra staff, you may find you have a problem later, when the work demand decreases. Australian legislative requirements also work against flexibility, with minimum hours, casuals requesting permanency and difficulties around dismissing employees (unfair dismissal; general protection claims etc.)
Thankfully there is a model that can assist you with a flexible workforce whenever you need it.
Many people think of temp employees; that you call upon for short term replacements, but did you know that temp employees can also be employed for a much longer period, without the loss of flexibility for the business.
On-hired workers are employed by CIRCLE Recruitment & HR and work under our Collective Agreement. This means that we can employ in a way that you are unable to do, under the award system. We do not have any minimum hour requirements and your notice period is only one hour, should you wish to cease the arrangement.
Essentially CIRCLE Recruitment & HR is a true independent contractor to you. That means you do not have to worry about wages, PAYG, superannuation, public liability, professional indemnity or workers compensation. We simply invoice you for each hour the worker is working, and you pay the invoice. Our invoices include all the on-costs and we employ the worker, covering wages, submitting PAYG and Super; all insurances and Workers Compensation cover. We manage all the hard work of employment, setting the workers up with all legal requirements, payrolling them and managing all employment liabilities. You do not even have to pay us any recruitment fees!
Clients are charged, simply on the hours worked! At the end of each week, you receive an electronic timesheet via email from your worker. You check the hours entered and authorise the hours as true and correct. That timesheet, then is dispatched to our accounts department and you receive a fortnightly invoice – it is that simple!
Summer is almost here and with it comes Summer Holidays; Public Holidays; time off to travel; School Holidays – many of the situations that make employees want to take time from work. This year, don’t be caught out – ask your workers when they intend taking leave and plan your staffing. Talk to us about the replacements you need and have the luxury of choice, because you have organised early!
If the Festive Season and January are quiet periods for your organisation, you may consider completing major projects during this time. It can be a great time of year to engage a temp or two to complete that project that you have been putting off.
Temporary (on-hired) workers give your business the ability to function during staff shortages, to deal with times of peak demand, and to enable you to complete projects that require more human resources, for a short period of time.
Call us today to find out about the low hourly rates and zero recruitment costs and be prepared for the Summer Holidays!
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