What is temporary employment?
Temporary employment is a modern form of employment that is increasingly used in Europe and the rest of the world. The use of temporary agency employees allows a company or group to spread economic risks and facilitate the management of its workforce. A company that provides a workforce leasing service will ensure availability of replacement employees during holidays or sickness, ensure the ability to quickly recruit additional staff when needed, reduce recruitment, labour and production costs, and mitigate the risks and liabilities of hiring people.
Workforce leasing is a three-way relationship. Whereas in a traditional employment relationship there are two parties – the employee and the employer – in a temporary employment relationship the user business is the third party.
In a temporary employment relationship, the employer, which is the temp agency, signs an employment contract with its employee, under which that employee is sent to work temporarily for the third party, which is the user business, under the latter’s direction and supervision.