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Pros and Cons: Temporary Hires Vs Permanent Hires

28 April 2022


Pros and Cons: Temporary Hires Vs Permanent Hires

​If your organisation needs an extra staff member, but you’re not sure whether it would be for a permanent position or simply a temporary one, we’re looking at the pros and cons of each to help you decide.

Temporary Jobs


  • Temporary jobs are great if you need short term help during a big project or a hectic period. This can be ideal for retail businesses that require additional help in the run-up to the festive period and for other companies who see spikes in how busy they are during specific seasons.

  • You can often recruit temporary staff quickly, which can mean you can get cover for periods of unexpected absence, such as staff illness.

  • Hiring someone temporarily allows you to gain a feel for the person to see if they would be a good fit as a permanent member of the team. If you don’t feel they’re the right person for your business, it’s easy to move on and search for someone who fits better


  • Even the most experienced person will take time to get used to working in a new role, using new software, following different processes, and working with new people. Training a temporary team member can feel like time-wasting while efficiency levels drop in the short term as your permanent members of staff train the new hire.

Permanent Jobs


  • Permanent roles offer job security for employees and usually attract top talent, so you’ll be able to find some excellent candidates to join your team and help your business work towards success.

  • You can spend more time, effort, and resources training a permanent staff member, providing far more return on your investment when they stick around for the long haul rather than leaving after a short, temporary period.


  • Hiring a permanent employee who then turns out not to be the right fit for your company can be an expensive mistake

  • Permanent employees are entitled to redundancy pay and sick pay, must be given the proper holiday allowance and have different minimum wage requirements than temporary workers.

If you’re ready to work with a recruitment company to help your business find either a temporary or permanent staff member, our team is on hand and ready to help. Our dedicated team members will be there to help you every step of the way through the recruitment process and can answer all the questions you might have.

Let us help you find the perfect temporary or permanent candidate to join your organisation. Call our team now on 02920 797 920 or email, and one of our friendly team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

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