Contingent/Temporary workers can enjoy the advantages of a flexible work schedule. Demand Staff, Inc. has specific benefits to offer anyone considering this type of work arrangement. Plus, half of staffing employees say it’s a way to get a permanent job.
Benefits of Contingent/Temporary Work
Traditional employees generally must adhere to a specific schedule set by the employer. With contingent/temporary workers, the work schedule is typically flexible. This type of employee also usually works an assignment that can last from one day or more. Individual assignments range from a few hours to several years; overall employment tenure averages just over three months.
An average of more than 3 million contingent/temporary workers are employed by U.S. staffing companies per week. In a year’s time, these companies hire nearly 16 million temporary and contract workers. One-third (35%) of these were offered a permanent job by a client where they worked on an assignment, and two-thirds (66%) of those accepted the offers of permanent employment.
Characteristics of Contingent/Temporary Workers
The people who pursue contingent/temporary work often share similar characteristics. They tend to possess specialized job skills, which they market and use as a competitive edge over other applicants. A flexible lifestyle that allows for seasonal work or short-term projects is also a common characteristic. Some contingent/temporary workers also offer strong loyalty to an employer, while others prefer to split their time between several employers.