By PETER KAMURI
Many organisations are slowly realising the benefits of hiring temporary workers to cut down costs. This is happening at a time when many employers are faced with hard realities of difficult economic times that have led to diminishing returns.
Temporary work refers to certain situations where an employee is only hired for a specific period of time. They are only meant to last a short period of time.
Many people are using these job offers as their doorway to permanent ones. Indeed, some people who are working on permanent terms today started working on temporal assignments.
He adds, “Although some people perceive temporary jobs as those meant for those with low qualifications, their benefits abound. They can be used as a bridge that you need to get that dream job. Used positively, they are invaluable and can lead to a cherished career.”
“These jobs allow both employee and prospective employer to evaluate how well each meets the other’s needs and can open doors for future employment,” says Mahinda.
He says temporary jobs give you a rare opportunity to interact closely with people of all walks of life. These are the people who will form a network that you can exploit in your job search. They can also help you broaden your experience and skills that many employers look for. “Generally, temporary jobs offer you flexibility you can enjoy. You are likely to have freedom to mange your time the way you like and may even give you room for moonlighting,” says Mahinda.
Mahinda notes, “Temporary positions can also give you a competitive edge in future employment opportunities as they boost your curriculum vitae (CV). This is done through the experience and training you get during the working period. These jobs are good for filling time gaps in your CV.”
However, in order to succeed in temporary jobs, Mahinda says you must know how to cope with the insecurity that comes with them. Pay package may also be unable to meet all your needs as many organisations do not look highly upon temporary employees.