Temporary workers are a vital part of staffing strategies and a lot of businesses use them.

They use temporary staff to cover busy periods such as:

  • festive seasons
  • summer time
  • holiday cover
  • sickness

All work duties are able to be covered without having to hire permanent members to staff. 

Temporary roles are usually short term and are perfect for people who are seeking a more flexible approach to work. 

Ideal for people who:

  • travel
  • are back to work after a period of absence
  • are looking to gain experience in a certain type of role

Temporary workers earn an hourly rate which can be well-paid work due to short notice. 

Interim or Contract

Interim or Contract roles tend to be longer than temporary roles and are usually for a set period of time such as 6-12 months. People who fill interim roles tend to be highly experienced professionals who have niche skill sets and are employed to hit the ground running. Typical cover is for long-term leave such as maternity leave. 

Interim or Contract roles are usually fixed-term.  Interim workers can sometimes be put on a rolling contract to help cover busier periods or special projects.

It’s possible for Interim or Contract roles to become a permanent contract for the right person.