Temp and contract deals continue to be a source of growing revenue for many members of our split placement network. Even if your firm doesn’t have a dedicated temp division, you can still fill contract roles. While the fee may seem meager compared to a hefty fee on a permanent placement’s yearly salary, the monthly fee for a temp/contract worker adds up, and adds to your bottom line.
Clients have come to rely on recruiters to provide top quality temp/contract candidates that meet their specific needs within a specified time limit – whether due to a merger, a project, or maternity leave. If they really like your candidate, a contract role can also lead to a permanent placement in the long run.
Take for example this recent placement between two Australian firms in the NPAworldwide network – a first placement for both of them!:
After joining the network in September, a new member specializing in white collar permanent recruitment received a request from colleagues about blue collar recruitment.
Instead of giving them the names of other agencies she knew of, she jumped on the phone with a staff member at the network, who referred her to another Australian firm that specialized in blue collar recruitment. She referred this firm to her client, a high-end builder who was needing a carpenter. The firm supplied a Carpenter in an ongoing temporary role with a view to go Permanent. “Without the network I would have simply referred my contacts and not received any income for it,” she said.
Not only did the referring firm branch out into the contract space, the firm who provided the candidate had the new opportunity of supplying into the niche market of high-end home building.
Lots of recruiters rely on contract work only, and some just use it as another tool in their arsenal of recruiting weapons. With a network of recruiters in various specialties and locations, it can make it much easier to add contract placements into your mix.