Frequently Asked Questions About Temp Staff.
Looking to hire temporary workers or looking for temp work?
We’ve got all the answers to questions about temp staffing.
Most companies hire temporary workers for a specific business requirement, as it means you avoid the costs associated with hiring a permanent employee.
The easiest way to hire temporary workers is through an agency who specialise in this type of work. It’s much less time consuming and means you get a choice of people who are used to this type of work.
The definition of temporary staff is people who are only expected to work in a position for a certain period of time. The amount of time they work each week doesn’t matter – they could work full-time, for a set period only, or just for a few days or hours each week. The important factor is they are only there for a certain period.
With redwigwam, we take the hassle of hiring temporary staff away, as we employ them on your behalf.
It depends. If you chose to take the person on yourself, you can employ them on a fixed term contract, which means their employment ends on a specific date.
Many employers chose to employ temporary employees through a temporary work agency like redwigwam. This means they have a contract with an agency, but work on a temporary basis for an employer.
Yes. Temporary staff are entitled to holiday pay. In the UK, all workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday a year. At redwigwam, we employ all our workers, which means they earn holiday pay for every job they complete. We believe all workers, should enjoy the same rights – so all our wigwammers are given the same rights as someone who is permanently employed.
Employees who are hired for a limited period of time are known as temporary employees.
As an employer, you can hire temporary staff through an agency like redwigwam. This means, you pay the agency (which will include National Insurance contributions, holiday pay and a pension contribution). It is the agency who employs the temporary employee for you.
There are many reasons why companies hire temporary workers. A temp staffing agency can quickly supply your business with people to do a specific job. For example, companies hire temps because of illness, to cover holidays, parental leave or because someone has left unexpectedly.
Companies also hire temp staff to meet extra demand during busy periods – it’s a simple and cost-effective way of adding to your workforce.
If you hire temporary staff through an agency like redwigwam, we take care of all aspects of payroll for you. This means, we pay them (at redwigwam that happens within 24 hours of their timesheet being approved) and you pay us.
Paying temporary workers like this means you can easily flex the numbers of staff you need at any time without the hassle of adding them to your own payroll – and you only have to book them for the hours you need.