Is your workload growing out of control? Have you fallen behind project deadlines? Have you just secured an epic order for Christmas and are worrying about having enough people in place to honour it? Is it time to breakdown OR is it time for a temp!
So what makes it work?
Flexibility, Scalability, Availability (basically the “bilities”) - Looking for someone to start tomorrow? Have an event or project that requires additional resource? Temporary workers allow you to quickly adapt to such situations.
BREATHING SPACE!!! This must be the most desirable of options at present! In this crazy fast paced world couldn’t we all do with a bit of this! When considering recruiting for permanent staff, a fill-in temp can buy you breathing space, reducing the pressure of making a snap decision just to get a “quick fit”! Plus, your new permanent hire will also be mightily pleased that they are greeted with a pretty clear desk on arrival, the temp having kept things up to date, so they are ready from the get-go J possible even a handover!
Maintaining control of costs - most hiring managers and bosses are very keen on controlling their headcount as it forms a basic control on the commitments in permanent hiring within the business. Anyone responsible for the management of personnel will shiver at the thought of committing to large headcounts without the any guarantee that their workload will be maintained. So why not lessen this load by hiring temporary workers to assist when there are spikes in workload, knowing you have the flexibility of ending bookings should the workload lessen.
Try before you buy - hiring decisions are probably one of, if not, the most expensive decisions any company will make so making the right decision is vital. If you have the opportunity why not “try before you buy” and have a period of employment where your prospective team member starts by temping with you to ensure the right fit…on both sides!
Your business is not employment, so why get bogged down in it - you see, our business is and always has been: employment, and as such we have a dedicated payroll department to process wages correctly and according to UK tax legislation which we have been doing this very successfully in the local area for over 40 years now. So, why not concentrate on the goals and aspirations of your team and business and leave the payroll to us? After all, we modestly believe that we are quite good at it!
We supply PAYE temps – that’s right, we pay our employees holiday pay! Our temps are all payrolled through PAYE and you can be sure that all tax and NI administration is legitimately run through our in-house payroll team which has payrolled thousands of people over our 40 years of business. If you have ever questioned why your temp rates are so low, then perhaps you should check if the temp is getting paid PAYE or being asked to work as a self-employed contract who has to pay a fee for the pay to be processed and won’t receive holiday pay!
Easy rate breakdown – it’s much simpler than you think. Regardless of whether you employ someone on your payroll or you go through an agency you will have to pay wage costs, that is National Insurance, Holiday pay and Pension. The only extra cost to you is the agency mark up (obviously we have to make something for sourcing the candidate, referencing and testing them, managing their requirements on a day to day basis, answering any payroll queries they have and coordinating their bookings) This means a rate breakdown of:
Pay rate to candidate + Holiday pay, National Insurance and Pension (28%) + Agency mark up (negotiable depending on complexity/length of booking)
We strongly believe in looking after every single employee of ours as well as promise to ensure our clients are protected and represented as an employer of choice. If you have any upcoming workload and you have forgotten about the beauty of bringing in some temp support then please call one of our Consultants today. Even if it is for a few days, imagine how lovely it will be to have reduced your workload and cleared any backlogs.
Equally if you are interested in temping and want to ensure you are working with a reputable employer then please contact one of our Consultants for an immediate conversation about registering your details with our agency.
It’s easy, just one call could completely transform your week!