The benefits of using temporary staff

  12th October 2017       Suzanne Sherriff MIRP
 Employment, Company News, Human Resources, Office & Commercial, Recruitment, Temps

Whilst hiring temporary staff isn’t an option for all businesses, it is a fantastic way to boost productivity within your team and enable you to manage your workload and upcoming projects more efficiently. You may choose to hire your own temporary staff but there are also a number of benefits you will gain if you decide to hire a temporary employee via a recruitment agency:

Saving costs
There will be noticable reduced costs as a result of hiring temporary staff. These may include saved costs on benefits and training which your company only make available to permanent staff, reduced time in sourcing, recruiting and onboarding new staff, and of course the added bonus of only paying for an employee when you actually need them.

If you do choose to work with a recruitment agency, employing temporary staff can work out better value for you overall as it means you have access to their pool of temporary staff, recruitment expertise and interviewing knowledge, reducing the workload for internal hiring managers. Plus, if you work exclusively with a recruitment agency you will likely be offered a discount on the fees.

Extra workload or projects deadlines can rise and fall throughout the year and sometimes you will find business as usual can get extremely busy with no warning whereas other businesses may be able to map where these peaks will occur. There is no right or wrong way and some of the most successful businesses struggle to get the balance right. When you’re unsure of exactly what the future will hold and how to find optimum staffing levels, temporary staff can give flexibility and if you have a sudden fluctuation or a busy period, with temporary staff, it really is a win-win situation!

Taking the stress out of payroll and compliance
Bond Williams can provide you with payroll support and staff compliance for all of your temporary workers. Our payroll services mean that you won’t have to worry about being up-to-date with employment laws and compliance, or have to endure the burden of recruitment administration because we manage the process for you. And as we pay your staff for you, you don’t need to add them to your payroll making it easier for your accounts team to manage the costs.

As temporary workers are usually working on specific projects, they won’t be tied down by the everyday duties of their permanent counterparts. This means you can hire someone with a particular skillset you require for a short amount of time, or receive the peace of mind you need knowing that the work is being focused on without external interruptions.

Although you may need to spend more time explaining certain tasks or procedures, temp workers like to make a positive and lasting impression so they are likely to go out of their way to impress you with their hard work. What’s more, if it turns out that you really like your temp then you can offer them a permanent position, saving you time scanning through CVs, holding interviews and waiting for notice periods to end.

Quick recruitment process
Temp workers are often open to flexible working arrangements, so, in urgent situations you can have a temp with your business on the same day you request one. For example, Bond Williams have a thoroughly tested, interviewed and referenced database of temporary staff who can be on site at your company within a few hours if needed! Hiring temporary staff is often quicker, therefore you won’t have to invest hours getting the additional help you require. What’s more, we can source and vet your temporary staff for you, making hiring even faster and easier for you.

Covering maternity or paternity leave, or absence due to illness, disability, extended annual leave, or sudden departure of a permanent employee
Hiring temporary or contract employees is the ideal way for tasks to continue being completed, even if the permanent employee they are covering is away for a prolonged period or has left the business suddenly. Temporary or contract staff can be employed quickly to cover a certain timeframe or be put in place until more fixed decisions have been made. Either way, temporary cover means you won’t be caught short!

If you have any immediate requirements for temporary staff for you business or wish to discuss anything further please contact Suzanne Sherriff or Charlie Harris at the office on 01202 233777 or alternatively via email on: and


Suzanne Sherriff MIRP

Associate Director

Suzanne leads a team dealing with temporary jobs. Having started her recruitment career in 2005, she has over a decade of recruitment experience. Suzanne works across all of the agency’s core industries on temporary, contract and interim roles. She places a big emphasis on delivery and accountability and never gives …

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