The Pros and Cons of Hiring Temporary Labour

Temporary workers play an important role in the construction industry.  Are they right for your project? Check out these pros and cons of hiring temporary labour.

Hire help as you need it

With all businesses there are slow times, steady times and then those times when business is booming. The most economical way to cater for these unpredictable fluctuations is to employ skeleton permanent staff and then hire the remaining help as you need it. Hiring temporary labour enables your business to adjust more easily and quickly to workload fluctuations. You can bring in temporary staff to cover employee absences (sick, vacation, sudden departure) and unexpected demands (special projects, peak periods).

Can evaluate worker without commitment

It is hard to tell by a resume how good a worker really is, and hiring the wrong employee can be a costly mistake. The great thing about hiring temporary staff is that you can hire a labourer for a short time and later down the track offer them a full-time position when you are certain that they suit your business.  Hiring temporary labour is an excellent and cost-efficient way to recruit and test the abilities of new workers before signing them on full-time.  The beauty about temporary labour is that if for some reason you are unsatisfied with the labour, all you need do is contact the agency and they will take care of the rest.
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