Temp workers warned to beware of 'gravitas gap'
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...staff at their firm
· 40% of permanent workers think temporary staff are just ‘doing it for the money’
· A third of permanent workers don’t think their temp colleagues get as stressed as they do
· Only one in 15 permanent workers would ever think of taking a short-term position themselves
“Unfortunately, the survey reflects the employment situation in the UK that we’re seeing,” commented Assaf Shalvi, CEO at jobinasecond.com. “There are so many jobs that need doing, and a huge amount of qualified and keen people available at short notice to get the work done, but there’s still this attitude that temporary workers will have shortcomings.
“We’re seeing an upswing amongst the employers willing to give the temporary worker model a go, which is fantastic — it’s getting the country back on its feet economically and putting people in work. However, there’s more work to do.
“Companies that adjust quickly to the possibilities of short-term staffing will benefit from cost savings and better productivity and will be able to better compete in the market. The fact that people no longer work short-term for ‘real world experience’, but do it because it is the real world and truly is the way they want to work is an opportunity for businesses.
"They can hire qualified, experienced candidates for temporary work that plan to give the same 100% as a permanent team member. They should not be regarded by anybody as a second-tier option, this ‘gravitas gap’ needs to close.”