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How a recruitment agency can save you money & advantages of a temporary workforce

How a recruitment agency can save you money & advantages of a temporary workforce

Saturday 23rd January 2021
Lakshmi Thurairatnam (Platinum Plus Recruitment)

Sometimes organisations may require extra employees for a few days a week or for a one-off role. Ordinarily it can be a challenge to locate the right person who is willing to take on such short-term project, especially at short notice. There are often plenty of competent individuals who would be glad of the work on specific days. This is the thinking behind Platinum Plus Recruitment, we do not only assist with permanent hire, but we also offer temporary candidates and flexible working, putting companies and job hunters together for mutual benefit.

Only the best

A recruitment agency's greatest asset is its reputation, and this depends on always sending the best professionals out to organisations. Consequently, Platinum Plus Recruitment will only shortlist the very best candidates for every role. Generally too the people who apply to recruitment agencies are highly motivated individuals who genuinely want to work hard and make the best use of their skills. Platinum Plus Recruitment also have a nationwide reach and not necessarily limited to the local area when sourcing candidates.

Ability to identify talent

Once an employer has created a vacancy and established role criteria, Platinum Plus Recruitment can set about locating the right candidate for the position. The 'ideal candidate' is often the one who is not actively looking for a new opportunity but would be open to one if the right role presented itself. We are fortune to have strong networks and a clear idea of where to locate the individuals.

We establish direct contact with talented individuals we know, having assisted candidates in the past, and invite them to apply for the role.

Job market knowledge

Our team have extensive knowledge about individual segments of the jobs market and the talent that is available in various locations. We also learn about employers' requirements and goals. This means we can source talented individuals who can do the job.

Interviewing candidates

When interviewing candidates, the benefit of using Platinum Plus is that we conduct interviews on an employer's behalf, which can save time and money. Our team provides a candidate screening to begin the process of narrowing down the applicants. We learn a little more about the applicants and shortlist the right individuals.

Industry insight

Employers do not need to go it alone, when it comes to hiring. Platinum Plus can help businesses and organisations access the skills and experience they need, in good time, without breaking the bank. This allows employers to free up time and monetary resources to help drive the business forward.

Reduced costs

While firms might have to provide benefits such overtime pay to temporary workers, they can save on potential benefits such as holiday and sick pay and other income benefits reserved for full-time and part-time workers.

Morale boost

Temporary employees can help the overall workplace mood. When employees work double shifts, nights and weekends, and to take on extra responsibilities and roles because you're shorthanded, morale can decrease rapidly. Employees can get stressed, become exhausted and burn out. Offering extra help during your company's busiest periods ensures your core team stays happy and productive.

It can lead to meaningful hires

Finding employees that are the right fit for your workplace is always a challenge.

Temporary employees can provide employers with the chance to evaluate workers over a longer period of time without committing to a permanent offer.

It can also alleviate some of the urgency associated with filling an opening in permanent staff, having a short-term employee in place during your recruitment process ensures companies can then take their time locating the perfect hire.

There are a number of quality temporary candidates available who are looking for an opportunity to prove their worth to an organisation and be converted over to a permanent status. These individuals are eager to show off their knowledge and skills and typically are productive at a high level.

Try before You buy

Companies can spend weeks, if not months, on the hiring process to find a new employee only to realise that after training, that it is not the right fit, resulting in a high employee turnover. This means restarting the hiring process all over again.

Temporary hire offers employers the opportunity to evaluate the new workers in action, without the financial commitment of a permanent job offer. It also offers the workers the chance to evaluate if the company and the job is right for them. This can lead to more successful, long-term hires.

Overall, temporary workers can bring new ideas, improve processes and contribute to a diverse, dynamic and successful business culture. They can bring competitive advantage and save you money.

Feel free to contact our recruitment experts on 020 8393 9925 or email info@platinumplusrecruitment.co.uk for your next hire and let us do all the hard work.


A bit about Platinum Plus Recruitment....

Platinum Plus are a boutique recruitment agency, sister of Platinum Travel Recruitment. We specialise in permanent or temporary roles in Accountancy, Construction, Executive, Marketing, Management and Sales positions throughout the UK. Each of our dedicated recruitment specialists have worked in the industry we are collaborating with, take the tension away and let us do the hard work.

For candidates we provide advice on CV writing and interview techniques. For clients we can assist with salary benchmarking, market trends and locating the perfect candidate for your team.

Platinum Plus Recruitment collaborate with its sister company Platinum Travel Recruitment where we were born, focusing on job opportunities within travel, lifestyle, events, hospitality & the leisure industry. Our consultants possess a profound depth of knowledge of the travel & leisure industry having worked in travel, with an array of contacts throughout the UK and beyond.

This is just one of the factors that allow us to provide a superior recruitment service. We ensure that our clients have access to the cream of the crop within the travel and leisure industry and candidates can enjoy exciting career-enhancing opportunities. The services that we provide to our clients and candidates show that we are not just recruiters, we are HR professionals, cv builders, career advisors and experts in the travel industry.

We are extremely proud to have won Best Travel & Leisure Recruitment Specialists in 2019 and the Southern Enterprise Awards in 2020. This is due to our dedicated team who work hard in matching the right candidates to their dream travel career.

Whether you're a business with a new vacancy or a candidate seeking a new opportunity we'd love to hear from you.

Check out platinumtravelrecruitment.co.uk for further details.