FAQs for Temp Candidates

Sarah Murray

HRC Recruitment place our candidates in both permanent and temporary positions in many of our sectors. We often get similar queries from our candidates, so we’ve put together these frequently asked questions to help you learn more about our temp role services.

After I finish this contract, will there be other opportunities following this?

We always contact our clients regularly to gauge when a contract is due to end. This means that we can be proactive in the market before your assignment ends, so ensure that your time out of work is minimised. We will also be able to put you forward for any suitable perm positions simultaneously.

How do I get paid?

We have an online timesheet portal where you upload your hours weekly. The client is able to authorise them online, and you are paid each week on a Friday. Alongside your income each week, you also accrue holiday allowance, which is also managed through the portal and can be requested by you whenever it’s time for a break.

Will there be opportunities for a permanent job?

In short, yes! In the current market particularly, there are many opportunities to turn a temp position into a permanent role. The main advantage to this option is that you already know (and hopefully love) where you are working, so you’ll know if it’s the right perm role for you.

What should I do in an emergency? e.g. I can’t make work due to illness.

When you start with HRC, you will be given a number to call for such emergencies, let your consultant know in plenty of time, and we can liaise with the client on your behalf.

How will this role help me progress in my career?

Temporary roles are an excellent way to level up in your career or make a quick return to the workforce if you find yourself unexpectedly unemployed. Given that you have some experience, a temp role will provide you with a range of new contacts and experience.

We hope you found this helpful. If you’d like to learn more about the temp roles we’re currently placing, you can click here to view our currently available temp roles.

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