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Employment now has a variety of faces and in this ever changing recruitment landscape, not all job positions require the same demands. This has led to the development of different types of employment including permanent (full-time), part-time and temporary/contract. Whether you are an employer or candidate seeking work, it can often be difficult to discern the best suited employment type to respectively offer or accept.

Temporary Employment

Temporary employment can range anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks, dependent upon the employer’s requirements. Commonly, workers are used to cover short-term absences of permanent employees and this suits candidates who enjoy the flexibility of casual, hourly work. Many candidates choose to undertake this type of employment if they are looking gain experience in a new area or accrue some form of income whilst searching for a more permanent position. Despite the great benefits of flexibility, temporary work is not always guaranteed and is dependent upon the circumstances of the business and market, unfortunately which can change very quickly. This renders temporary employees more at risk of sudden unemployment.

If your business is struggling to fill certain positions, temporary recruitment allows you to try out various roles, address problems that arise and help create a solid permanent recruitment process. Temporary employment is a great alternative if uncertainty arises in deciding the permanency of the role. If your company is seeking short-term employment solutions including covering maternity leave, sabbatical or extended long-service leave, temporary employment can prove to be highly beneficial. Your business might also find that hosting a temporary positon is good for seasonal employment during which hiring extra staff increases productivity and profit maximisation. Ultimately, temporary employment is a useful tool in which short term leaves can be covered, positions can be tested and businesses can explore expansion by maximising productivity and profits.

Permanent Employment

As the name suggests, permanent is just that – work that consists of a minimum 38 hour working week with a multitude of benefits for both employer and employee alike. Permanent recruitment brings financial stability, something that temporary workers are not entitled to. Permanent members of staff also have some form of job security, and many, long-term employment prospects within their respective business. These motivating factors frequently drive employees to perform well and take advantage of opportunities to develop their skills and expertise in their chosen area of work. The commitment to a business that full-time work brings is unparalleled to temporary work, as employees actively try to align themselves with the company’s goals, values and vision for progression. Effectively, it can be a highly rewarding position for employees and invaluable asset to employers looking for long-term success.

Whether temporary or permanent employment is the best option for employees and candidates alike, depends of the individual respective circumstances and goals of both. KRG provides solutions for businesses by conducting all extensive background checks and candidate suitability themselves. For a business that is unsure whether they want to test the waters with a new role, hiring a temporary candidate is a great way to find the right, long-term fit for the position. When seeking a long-term employee commitment, KRG can also assist in locating and securing a candidate with the best skills and suitability aligning with the role.

Are you seeking either temporary or permanent employment? KRG can help you in securing your next job opportunity. Be sure to register with us for a job or search now using our job search function.