The duration of a temporary position lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. When companies are faced with an employee absence or an unpredictable workload, temp employees are the best option for that time. Typically, temps are hired with no defined duration and paid hourly to grant businesses the flexibility they need and are not stuck in an employment contract when the work slows down. Temp options are common in call center, office management, and administrative positions. Short-term workers are even brought into retail environments if there is a one-day, weekend, or week-long busy period such as a big sale.
When working with a stellar temp agency, temps are brought in fast and are able to work productively. Additionally, the agency takes care of onboarding and payment—a hassle-free process that allows managers to focus on their own jobs.