Temporary Staffing FAQ
Not sure what to expect as a temporary hire? Let’s clear the air so there are no surprises along the way. Our FAQ covers the important stuff: the hiring process, the temporary workplace, and getting paid.
What is temporary staffing, anyways?
Temporary staffing is an employment situation where the staffer is expected to remain in a position for a limited period of time. In some cases, these positions turn into permanent placements.
So how long do temporary positions last?
The beauty of temporary staffing is the range of opportunities; you could be hired for the term of a maternity leave, or for a day, or until a crucial project is complete. You accept the work assignment that fits your needs.
Why should I use a temporary staffing agency to get a position?
Temporary staffing agencies get you in where you wouldn’t necessarily have access to great job opportunities. That’s because temporary agencies build connections with businesses to get first bid on open positions. Consider your temporary staffing agency your foot in the door.
OK, I want to be a temporary staffer. Now what?
Submit your resume to us and include a short message about your ideal temporary position. Our People Specialist will follow up shortly with a phone call to arrange an in-person interview.
Is there a screening process?
All temporary staffers at Aspire Recruitment Solutions must provide two references for us to contact as a background check. Office positions require computer software testing for proficiency in Excel, Outlook and Word. Labour positions require an employment background check and criminal record check if applicable to the company (client).
When will I get assigned to a temporary placement?
After your in-person interview and screening process is approved by our People Specialist, your resume goes into our candidate database to reference for open positions. Depending on your work background and skill set, you could be contacted by us within the week with a temporary assignment.
Who pays me, and when do I get paid?
When you agree to an assignment, we provide you with a time sheet to fill out weekly and have your workplace supervisor sign off on the hours. Those hours are then paid out by Aspire Recruitment Solutions via direct deposit.
What happens if I have to call in sick?
If you are unable to make it to work, call Aspire Recruitment Solutions first and we will notify the company.
If for some reason I have to leave my assignment, what should I do?
We appreciate a couple of days notice to provide the client with a replacement for your position. Call us and we will assist your with your concerns.
I have more questions about temporary staffing in Kelowna. Who can I talk to?
You can contact Tracy at Aspire Recruitment Solutions via email or telephone to learn more and get answers for your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!