More employers open to hiring interim workers to fill gaps: Survey
Temporary work is gaining an equal footing with traditional, full-time employment when it comes to job qualifications, according to staffing firm Accountemps.
Sixty-nine per cent of Canadian senior managers from across a variety of industries say they consider a long period of consistent temporary work comparable to full-time when evaluating job candidates.
Over half (54 per cent) of employers also say they are more open to hiring interim workers to fill gaps while looking for a full-time employee than they were two years ago, found the survey of more than 600 senior managers.
"More companies are recognizing that temporary work can provide experiences and qualifications just as valuable on a candidate's resume as full-time experience, particularly through exposure to a variety of industries, projects and skillsets," says Koula Vasilopoulos, district president for Accountemps, a division of Robert Half.
"Organizations and workers alike may benefit from a temporary-to-hire arrangement, where interim professionals are considered for full-time employment after starting in a short-term role. This hiring strategy can allow both managers and candidates to better gauge their fit for the position and corporate culture before joining permanently."