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Jelf Employee Benefits urges firms to improve the employee benefits for temporary workers

Jelf Employee Benefits urges firms to improve the employee benefits for temporary workers

REC predicts 27 per cent rise in employment opportunities for this group

Following the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s predicted increase in temporary workers over the next quarter*, Jelf Employee Benefits is urging employers to improve the employee benefits that they offer their temps. The recruitment market is facing many tough challenges at the moment, but employers still need to work hard to attract the best talent. An attractive employee benefits package can be the deciding factor for potential candidates.

Ronjit Bose, commercial director for Jelf Employee Benefits says: “Employers may think they don’t need to offer benefits to temporary staff, but with companies increasingly using temps to fill roles it is wise to offer benefits that are typically commensurate with the role. In our experience the temporary worker that feels valued is likely to be more productive, have a positive approach to their employer and are more likely to want to become permanent if asked.”

Temporary workers may be seen as disposable by employers with the temptation to not treat them as well as permanent staff. However, many may well go on to play a much bigger role and/or become permanent, as such it is in the employers’ interests to build a good relationship, and Jelf Employee Benefits suggests that offering attractive employee benefits is a good place to start.

The value of the benefits also needs to be communicated, Bose continues: “It is a waste of money if the value of the benefits package isn’t communicated: employers need to tell their staff the value of what they are giving them. This is incredibly important when it comes to temporary workers who may well move on to the next assignment if they don’t feel valued.”

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