Recruiting temporary staff

Recruiting temporary staff involves several steps

Recruiting temporary staff involves several steps to ensure you find qualified and reliable individuals to meet your short-term needs. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you recruit temporary staff.

Define your needs

Clearly outline the roles and responsibilities of the temporary positions. Determine the required skills, experience, and qualifications.

Create job descriptions

Develop clear and concise job descriptions for each temporary position. Highlight the specific duration of the assignment and any special requirements.

Choose the right recruitment channels

Utilise online job boards, social media, and industry-specific websites to post your job listings. Consider reaching out to temp agencies, which specialise in providing temporary staff.

Partner with temp agencies

Contact reputable temporary staffing agencies in your area. Provide them with detailed information about the positions, skills required, and the duration of the assignments.

Use your network

Ask for referrals from your professional network, employees, and industry contacts. Networking can be a valuable source for finding reliable temporary staff.

Screen candidates

Review resumes and applications to shortlist potential candidates.
Conduct initial phone or video interviews to assess their qualifications and availability.

Interview candidates

Conduct face-to-face interviews to further evaluate candidates' skills, experience, and cultural fit. Discuss the temporary nature of the position and ensure candidates are comfortable with it.

Check references

Contact previous employers or references provided by the candidates to verify their work history and performance.

Temporary staff agreement

Clearly outline the terms of employment, including the duration of the assignment, hourly rate, and any other relevant details, in a written agreement.

Onboarding process

Provide a comprehensive orientation for temporary staff, including an overview of company policies, safety procedures, and job-specific training.


Maintain open and regular communication with temporary staff to address any concerns or questions. Ensure they feel integrated into the workplace and are aware of their responsibilities.

Performance monitoring

Regularly monitor the performance of temporary staff. Provide feedback and address any issues promptly.

Exit process

Conduct exit interviews for feedback and improvement opportunities.
Ensure a smooth transition and completion of tasks as the temporary staff assignment ends.

Legal compliance

Be aware of labor laws and regulations related to temporary employment in your state. Ensure compliance with all relevant employment laws.

By following these steps, you can streamline the process of recruiting temporary staff and increase the likelihood of finding individuals who meet your organisation's short-term needs.

Recruiting temporary staff

Top Talent

Want to hire a top temp?

Now that you know more about recruiting temporary staff, you may be interested in learning more about 11 Recruitment's temp and casual recruitment services.

11 Recruitment is the leading agency for white-collar temp and casual staff. Our consultants fill assignments in Perth and throughout WA for various sectors, including:

  • Accounting & payroll
  • Administration
  • Data entry
  • Reception
  • Secretarial
  • Accounts & bookkeeping
  • Customer service
  • Human resources
  • Sales & marketing
  • Telesales & call centre

We offer temp and casual staff for short-term and long-term assignments. Additionally, we provide cover for unexpected, annual and maternity leave. We also source top talent for temp-to-perm opportunities.

Unlike other agencies, we use custom recruitment software as well as a range of unique sourcing tools. We also have a comprehensive CV database of over 110,000 white-collar candidates. As a result, we can provide reliable temp and casual staff within short timeframes.

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