Rise in temporary employment opportunities

Businesses with sufficient recruitment software will be in the best position to fill the increasing number of temporary and contract roles within their organisation.

Based on the results of the 2014 Hays Salary Guide, 16 per cent of Australian businesses have predicted that they will need more temporary staff on special projects or to handle extraordinary workloads.

Already 65 per cent of employers in Australia use and employ this type of worker and 21 per cent have an ongoing work relationship with them. They are a part of the team, which is why it is important the right person is selected for the required role.

Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand, said the employment market is leaning towards freelancers moving from workplace to workplace where ever they are needed.

"Candidates are gaining more confidence and acceptance of temporary roles, aided no doubt by the higher compensation package they offer," he said.

Mr Deligiannis explained that employers are beginning to see the benefits of temporary and contract workers as they offer flexibility and can conduct specialist work without training existing staff.

"In addition, this sector of the workforce is a valuable source of permanent hires and is a great way for both parties to evaluate a permanent arrangement," he concluded.

Hays Recruiting identified project management departments as the biggest growth area for these workers. The salary guide revealed that 37 per cent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract employees in the future. 

Other areas set for growth includes the engineering sector (25 per cent) and the IT industry (22 per cent).

If your business is looking for temporary and contract employees for special projects, it could be a good idea to invest in capable recruitment software. The software can manage candidates and their CVs to quickly match the right person to the right job, no matter the job type.

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