Temporary and Contract Market FAQs

Concepta Cadogan / November 5, 2014

Who would benefit from a Temp Job?

Temporary jobs offer the unique opportunity to earn income and add skills to your resume while continuing your search for that “perfect position”. Temp positions are appealing for a number of reasons:

  • You may be a recent college graduate seeking experience or current student seeking employment during college holidays.
  • You may be planning to travel and wish to learn new skills through hands-on experience until you depart.
  • You may have just arrived from overseas and have a valid 12 month working visa.
  • You may have recently returned home from traveling abroad.
  • You may be a recently qualified accountant wishing to temp in different companies to establish what type of role/industry suits you best.
  • You may be seeking to re-enter the workplace after an extended period of absence

How long does a Temp Job last?

Temporary assignments can range in length from one day to several months. It’s increasingly common to find candidates progress from “temp-to-perm”, being offered permanent position after performing well on a temporary or contract assignment.

Interim Management

Interim management can be seen as the short-term provision of an experienced manager in a period of change or transition for an organisation. It can be used in a variety of circumstances such as:

  • Stalled permanent recruitment situations
  • Fast-tracking of critical projects
  • Change Management
  • Merger & Acquisitions – especially post merger management
  • Start-up management
  • Rapid growth management
  • Management that requires niche market knowledge
  • Corporate recovery situations
  • Crisis management situations
  • Maternity cover

Interim managers are usually professionals who have made an intentional choice to pursue an independent career route, quite often with a proven track record of achievement and at least 10 years experience in their industry.

Interim assignments can stretch from several weeks to a year, or may operate on a part-time basis. Where permanent roles may be unnecessary or difficult to find on short notice, interim assignments offer the organisation a solution that is quick, effective and easy to manage. Once perceived as a secondary choice by many companies, interim managers are increasingly forming a larger part of staff numbers. As demand continues to grow, the key challenge lies in the provision of suitably qualified professionals to service these assignments.

How does it work?

Once an assignment is received, we work alongside you to establish the best approach; whether it is a permanent hire, a temporary solution or an interim manager. Quite often a temporary solution or interim manager is beneficial while a search is conducted for a permanent placement.

We are typically able to revert within 3 working days, as the majority of interim mangers on our books have completed previous assignments for us. If due to the nature of the role, we do not have a suitable candidate immediately, we will set out a time table for delivery.

Once you have decided on a particular candidate, we carry out fastidious background and reference checks. We remain in contact with all parties concerned throughout the assignment, in order to ensure that all expectations are met.

If you found these temporary and contract market FAQs helpful and would like more information on temping work, please contact Concepta on 01 6610 444 ccadogan@lincoln.ie 

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