The importance of a non permanent workforce

The importance of a non permanent workforce for businesses and the economy

The latest Jobs Outlook report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG highlights that, in February 2011, temporary placements in the UK have increased at their fastest rate in four years. There are indications that temporary staff and contractors will lead the recovery in the jobs market in 2011. Most of the 40,000 additional job vacancies in February, according to the ONS, were in fact for temporary roles.

According to the REC report, 35% of employers are planning to increase their temporary workforce as part of long term resource planning. In this report I investigate the non permanent employment market to find out:

• Why businesses hire temps, contractors and interim managers?

• What are the benefits and drawbacks of using non permanent employees?

• What are the pros and cons of a non permanent career?

• What qualities are required by a recruitment agency to deliver non permanent services successfully?

• What impact does a non permanent workforce have on business and the economy in general?

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