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The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-02-02

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/230685

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/670702

Page content

26 NT NEWS. Wednesday, February 2, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -F E B -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 6 C O L O R : C M Y K FLEXIBILITY: For a business, using on-hire casual employees is a great way to fill staff shortages in a wide range of occupations Smart casual The benefits of temporary staffing for your business: Gone are the days when onhire casual positions were limited to secretaries and file clerks. On-hire casuals (often referred to as temps) are now employed in a diverse range of roles and industry sectors; from accountants and engineers to lawyers and scientists. How it works When you employ an agency to provide on-hire casual personnel the agency is responsible for all costs associated with recruiting and hiring. These include screening, testing, payroll, withholding taxes, workers compensation, public and professional indemnity and all related insurance. What are the benefits? Employing on-hire casual personnel enables your business to react quickly to workload demands. On-hire casual recruitment agencies provide your organisation with qualified staff in a timely manner to assist in periods of employee absence and unexpected or temporary increases in demand. With the popularity of flexible work arrangements, employers need to stay current with the needs of todays workforce. Onhire casual work is just one of the ways businesses can offer flexibility and at the same time better meet their own needs. Employers also can evaluate an on-hire casual worker without commitment. Based on your needs, you can employ an on-hire casual for a short-term assignment or offer a full-time position to a worker who suits your business. Some businesses employ on-hire casual personnel as a cost-effective way to recruit and test the abilities of new workers before signing them on full-time. Other companies will repeatedly use the services of an on-hire casual worker who has proven to be of value. Employing an on-hire casual is also a popular way to manage your workload while you search for the perfect candidate. You may have long or shortterm projects that need attention and cant be staffed by another full-time employee (head-count reduction). Another pair of experienced hands may be all it takes to complete the project in a timely fashion. In the short term, it is generally more cost-efficient to employ an on-hire casual. On-hire casual employees provide specialised skills to all types of industries and are now employed in virtually every sector. Traditionally, organisations sought on-hire casual workers for lower-skilled positions. Today, on-hire casual workers include highly skilled individuals with diverse experience, skill sets and education. Like any strong supplier arrangement, when you find an on-hire casual agency that provides timely and quality service and you may want to work with them exclusively. A good relationship with your staffing provider will go a long way to meeting your companys needs and business requirements. When choosing an on-hire casual agency for the first time, you will need to spend some time selecting one that meets your particular needs. Research local agencies to assess their values and the types of personnel and services they provide. Some agencies focus on a particular sector or role white collar, office administration and so on. Businesses should consider asking the following questions in order to choose the right recruitment agency: What type of staffing help do you need? How was your first interaction with the organisation you contacted? Is the company a member of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA)? Are they industry accredited? How are potential employees screened and tested? Does the company fully understand your needs? And, does the company carry all relevant insurances for its employees? Copy supplied by Alison Hucks, Avant Personnel managing director e Business End INDUSTRY VIEWS IDEAS INFORMATION


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