A Guide to Hiring Temporary Workers

  • Price: £3.60
  • Published: February 2017
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

Temporary workers (known as temps) are often required by employers that need to hire staff on a short-term basis to cover an employee's absence or to meet demand during busy trading periods. Employers often source and hire temps through temping agencies that employ and pay the temps and charge the hirer a fee for the temp's services.

This factsheet explains the process involved in hiring a temp through an agency, defines temporary workers and explains their employment status and rights. It also explains the legislation that hirers and temping agencies must comply with and provides sources of further information and support.

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