According to research and survey conducted by administrative staffing agencies, it has been found that there are approx. 2.5 million people who are working as temporary or contract jobs every day in the United States itself. The concept of temporary employment which did not even existed before the 1950’s and was frowned upon until 2010 has now suddenly seen an exponential upward trajectory. Even if temporary jobs existed in the past they were only limited to secretaries, office boys, and clerks but now in the present modern day scenario encompasses almost all job titles like accountants, assembly line workers, doctors, engineers, nurses, scientists, lawyers etc.
The reason why temporary jobs and contract works have increased so much is that it enables businesses to handle the workload fluctuations very efficiently and effectively. In any business, there may be the need for temporary employees because the permanent employees might be sick, they may be on a vacation, may have taken a maternity or had an accident or they have suddenly decided to part ways with the organization.
Other reasons why temporary jobs might be required by businesses are because some special or unfamiliar projects may have come across the business which they have to complete but lack the technical know-how on how to carry them forward. There are many businesses like Christmas trees business which is seasonal or flourish for a fixed period of time during the year and at other time of the year remains below par. Because of these reasons and many more which vary from organization to organization the demand for temporary workers has risen very significant with the administrative staffing agencies.
But temporary employment not only helps businesses fix this problem but bring in a whole number of other benefits too. Temporary employment helps businesses to maintain flexible working arrangements with their employees i.e. allow them some sudden needed holidays or vacations while at the same time not compromising their own needs. It has been seen that organizations which have both temporary and permanent employees is more efficient and has more opportunities. Before handing out permanent employment to anyone, companies can hire professionals for a few weeks time and on the basis of his performance during that time period can decide whether or not they would like the individual to become their permanent employee or not.
So in a way, this turns out to be a great and cost-efficient way to recruit new workers and employees. Hiring a temporary employee can help the company because the work is still being done while at the same time the company can still look for their perfect fit for that job position. And since the administrative staffing agencies have provided the temporary employee, if one does not like the work performance of that temporary employee they can just tell the agency and they will take care of the employee themselves. One does not have to deal with the firing thing at all. But before hiring an employment agency, check their website for how long they have been in business and what kind of service rating they have.