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Team players, effective substitutes
Why temporary roles can have permanent benefits for the employee
Flexible working is becoming a more prominent feature of career life. The temporary and contract market has more than tripled in size in the last decade and there are many reasons for this. Working on a Temporary basis can be a lifestyle choice. These days, the majority of people work on a temporary/contract basis because they choose to, not because they have to.
What are the benefits of Temporary Employment?
In summary temporary/contract work can:
- Provide you with access to a huge variety of careers and employers
- Allow you to learn new skills and gain experience in many different working environments
- Give you more control
- Allow you flexibility
- Give you a realistic work/life balance - you work at the times that you choose
- Provide you with alternative career choices
- Lead to permanent employment – sometimes in a field that you hadn't contemplated before or had no previous experience in.
Temporary work can also be particularly helpful in giving you time to be 100% sure about the career that you want, before committing permanently to an employer.
Temporary/Contract employment - at all levels
There's no one type of person who works on a temporary basis. Whether you are recently graduated, are seeking a return to the workplace after time out, have been affected by redundancy and have little or more experience in one or more industries, then temporary/contract work can be a useful option to consider.
To temp or not to Temp?
Temporary/contract work won't suit everyone:
- Whilst it can allow flexibility, it can be less secure than permanent work
- As a permanent member of staff you are often entitled to company benefits - these won't apply as a temporary/contract employee
If you have long-term career aspirations, it may not pay to let temping become a way of life. Some employers prefer to see substantial experience in one or many jobs in permanent roles, on your CV, rather than a string of short or longer term temporary/contract roles.
It pays to build a relationship with one agency that can find you regular work. We get to know you as an employee of OSA.
A temporary placement through OSA could turn out to be a foot in the door to your dream career. Create a positive impression as a temporary worker – make yourself indispensable and secure yourself your own desk space. Permanently!