Kforce was recently featured in the news discussing the difference between part-time and temporary work, as well as the benefits of working as a consultant. Watch the video above!
What’s causing employers to hire more temporary workers?
- With the economic and regulatory uncertainty that has been prevalent the past few years, employers are becoming more sophisticated in managing their workforce by utilizing temporary and contract workers as a larger percentage of their workforce. Specialized roles, such as those in information technology and finance and accounting, are also becoming a major driving force behind the hiring of temporary employees.
- Temporary staffing provides these employers with the support they need on project efforts, allowing them to control costs, manage results, as well as helping to reduce the concern around the economic and regulatory uncertainties.
Isn’t part-time and temporary work the same?
Temporary roles and part-time jobs are two very different things.
- The first misconception is that temporary employees are part time. In actuality, most temporary workers have an 8-hour per day assignment and that assignment timeframe can average anywhere from four months to more than a year.
- Another common misconception is that temporary employees do not have benefits. However, many staffing firms like Kforce offer consultants benefits including medical, dental, 401k and other benefits typically associated with permanent jobs.
What are the benefits of being a temporary worker or consultant?
Temporary work offers a variety of benefits including that these professionals can become more marketable for future positions.
- Temporary workers can learn new skills and are many times exposed to new technologies and environments, which can stand out to a potential employer.
- Temporary roles offer flexibility. For example, you may have the option to work on an assignment for six months and then take a one month-long vacation before being placed into your next role.
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