Temporary employment can satisfy many needs by an employer, such as unforeseen workloads, seasonal needs, specific projects, leave of absence, and other limited-term needs. During temporary assignments, the employee is employed by the staffing agency. Similar to contract-to-hire, when considering temporary labor, it is vital to touch on all terms beforehand, such as the specifics of the position, any necessary requirements needed by the candidate to satisfy the role, and length of time for the assignment. Maintaining constant communication between client and agency is essential to ensure a proper candidate match is met for the assignment.
Temporary positions can be great options for both companies and candidates. It enables companies to save on employee costs while satisfying specific assignments within their organization. For candidates, it offers a short-term flow of income while providing an opportunity to gain experience and learn various skills from different industries.