Temporary jobs have become like hot cakes with many large organizations, ecommerce businesses and other business sectors using the services of temporary staff or temporary workers to expand their reach and to cater to their respective clients and customers. There is a huge demand for temps in health care sector and from IT, legal, manufacturing, and retail. The staffing agencies are playing an important role in providing temporary employees to their client organizations. As per the study carried on by the Staffing Industry Analysts, employers spent about $1 billion during 2012 hiring workers for short-term projects through online labor exchanges.
The use of temps has jumped by more than 50% during the last four years and at least 27% of temporary jobs or assignments have been converted or let to permanent job placement or positions. Temporary jobs can be said to be the stepping-stone for gaining permanent jobs if the temporary employer or worker follows the below mentioned basic tips:-
Remaining flexible: The temporary employee must demonstrate to his/her staffing agency that he or she is willing to update about their present job functions. In fact, those temps who are experienced and older can easily be converted into permanent employees if the companies’ hiring them opines that the concerned employee can easily assimilate with the company’s work culture and environment.
Knowledge about the company: The temporary employee seeking for permanent employment must have enough knowledge about the present company, its products or services they offer, who is their competitors etc. The more the temp employee or worker knows about the company, the more valuable he or she becomes so that it becomes easier for the staffing agency to place him or her under permanent placement.
Add educational qualifications: No matter how good the temp employees working skills or experience he or she had, having a higher educational qualifications such as Certificate/Degree/Masters do matter when applying for medium to higher-level permanent job positions. Therefore, it is recommended for temps to polish their educational background to be considered for a permanent job position.
Make extra efforts: Temp employees or workers who are inclined to take on new avenues even if it is not their job or comes within their preview shows the concerned employee’s solid work ethics and flexibility. Organizations prefer these types of temp employees to be a potential candidate for their permanent job positions.
Thus, these tips if adhered to well by temporary worker/employee stand a good chance to be placed under the wings of the permanent employees.