Why Hire Temporary Staff?
Temporary staff are used in most industry and by most companies around the globe. It is not uncommon for multi national producers to employ 10% of their workforce as temporary staff. So why?
Flexibility is the main reason. Whether a business is seasonal in its production or driven by the weather to have off days and on days, or cyclical in terms of demand, what better way to ensure that unproductive labour is not a cost burden, than to employ staff only when they are producing.
AWF Manufacturing and Logistics predominantly provides temporary staff to Manufacturing, food processing, warehousing and logistics. Many businesses in these sectors have high seasons and low season with peak demands in periods like pre-Christmas and throughout summer. Choosing when to utilise temporary labour is an instant saving in such circumstances.
Along with flexibility comes convenience. Employment law can be a minefield. It is difficult to be sure you have always employed the right person for the job. What better way to be sure than to employ staff on a temporary basis for a few months and then to transition them, at no extra cost, to your permanent workforce.
Our Temporary Staff Recruitment Process
For the prospective temporary worker, we ask that they visit one of our dedicated AWF Manufacturing and Logistics branches in the main centres or call in to one of the 27 AWF Labour branches to discuss your ambitions with them. Following a brief interview, we will arrange a time for induction, security and drug screening and a one on one interview. At this stage we address Health and Safety in the workplace together with courtesy, work ethic, compensation and of course the terms of an Employment Agreement. Most often, provided the skills match the needs of the moment we will be able to place a temporary worker in work within a day.
If you are in business and seeking to employ temporary labour, simply give us a call. If we haven’t dealt with your business in the past then we will ask you to complete account opening documentation before we proceed. Following that we will ask you a series of questions about the type of worker you are seeking. This is designed to ensure the right staff is provided; that we are providing them into a Safe and Healthy environment; and that we know all of your requirements for commencement and onwards. We may ask to visit your site to see the work environment, to assist us in providing the right staff.
That’s all there is to it. From there, leave it to us to find the Right Person.
Our motto is our promise. We will provide the Right People to get the Job Done.
Our customers have the following to say about our service and the people we provide:
“... spent a lot of time in the pick hall learning about the operations and determining the type of people AWF M&L needed to provide to best fit. They haven’t disappointed with their translation of that understanding into people supplied.”
“I don’t even need to leave messages with my AWF M&L Account Manager because missed calls are immediately returned. Over Christmas I sent emails at 2am and have received almost immediate response. That’s responsive.”
“Superstars are not necessary in the temporary people we employ but a good team of people who’re consistent, turn up and do what’s required is. AWF M&L’s stickability has been high so that speaks volumes about their selection process.”“The best thing AWF M&L has going for it is proactivity…….. deals with and manages things before they become a problem. By keeping her staff happy it makes my job easier.”