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Jobsearch Benefits of Temporary Employment

FAQ’S BENEFITS OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT

Temping is an excellent way of “GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR” of organisations who may decide to offer you a permanent position at the end of your temporary assignment.

You may learn new skills which can be added to your CV enhancing your future chances of job success.

By working in different environments, you can prove yourself to be flexible, adaptable and reliable.

Valued references can be gained by working in different organisations.

You can make new friends and valued contacts.

Temping is ideal for people who are restricted by time constraints. For example, parents with young children, and students who want to work during holiday periods.

It is also an excellent way to reintroduce yourself into the working environment.

You are in control of your own work situation.


WHY DO COMPANIES USE AGENCIES?

For various reasons: Extra help during busy periods; to cover for sickness and holidays; to carry out special tasks when it isn’t practical for permanent staff to be removed from their usual duties and to save time and money recruiting via local newspapers etc.

HOW DO AGENCIES WORK ?

You are well within your rights to register with as many agencies as you like. IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANY AGENCY TO TAKE MONEY FROM YOU FOR SIMPLY REGISTERING.

HOW FLEXIBLE MUST I BE?

A high degree of flexibility will improve your chanced of obtaining suitable temporary employment. The more flexible and adaptable you are enhances the possibility of obtaining a permanent position.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR WORK ?

We would hope to find you work quickly but obviously this is dependent on the type of work you are seeking, your availability, the location of the assignment, and the current ecomomic climate.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM OFFERED A TEMPORARY JOB AND WHO PAYS ME?

Once you have accepted an assignment you will be sent a confirmation letter detailing the client’s address, commencement date, who to report to, hours of work and hourly rate of pay. You will be required to complete a bank details request form, this should be returned signed with either a P45 (from your previous employer) or alternatively a P46 (employee without a P45).

We will also include a timesheet which must be competed on a weekly basis for all the hours you have worked (with omission of lunch breaks) and signed by the client’s official representative and returned to our office not later than the following Tuesday in order to process your claim for payment. NB In some circumstances you may be required to sign in and out or utilise a clock card system, please check this at the commencement of an assignment. (IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET YOUR TIMESHEET SIGNED AND RETURNED TO US, NOT THE CLIENT’S. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY DELAY PAYMENT OF WAGES). Payment will be made by BACCS directly into your account on the Friday of the week,  following the week the work was completed in.

IF YOU ARE CLAIMING STATE BENEFIT YOU MUST NOTIFY THEM IMMEDIATELY TO ASK THEM ADVICE ABOUT HOW TEMPORARY WORK WILL AFFECT YOUR CLAIM. DO NOT CONTINUE TO WORK AND CLAIM AT THE SAME TIME.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF OBTAINING A PERMANENT POSITION WHILST WORKING ON TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT?

Although a permanent job cannot be guaranteed, a temporary assignment gives you an extended opportunity to prove to a prospective employer your suitability for any permanent vacancies that may arise.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM ILL ETC?

It is essential that you advise Jobsearch and the client before 10am so that alternative arrangements can be made. When notifying Jobsearch you should indicate the reason for absence and likely duration of your absence. However, please be prepared for disappointment as the client may request a replacement as the work you may be employed to carry out might be of an urgent nature. Should the illness last for more than three days, SSP will be paid in line with current statutory regulations.

WILL I GET PAID OVERTIME?

Only by prior agreement with Jobsearch and the client.

WHAT HOLIDAY AM I ENTITLED TO AS A TEMPORARY WORKER?

You’re entitled to 28 days paid annual leave in each complete holiday year. Please refer to Holiday Pay Questions and Answers.







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