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The Benefits of Temps

Monday, April 27, 2015

Temporary employees are an often-overlooked resource, and one that is expected to grow. According to a recent Deloitte study, 51 percent of businesses said their need for contingent workers will expand in the next three to five years. However, most managers and employees view temporary workers as a transient resource and figure they shouldn't bother getting to know someone who will be gone in a few months. Yet, these individuals often bring with them many benefits and fresh insights. For one, working as a temp prepares individuals for full-time employment with an organization. Nine out of 10 temps said their time working temporarily made them more employable, and 35 percent said they were offered full-time positions at the company they were working for. Hiring a new full-time employee is always a risk, but if a manager can move a temp into a full-time position, much of this risk can be mitigated.

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