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HIRE TEMPS WITH LONDON’S BEST TEMP STAFFING AGENCY

Established in 2001, our team is highly experienced in filling temporary positions with exceptional temp staff, in the fastest time possible.
Whether you’re looking to hire temp staff for a day, holiday cover or a temp-to-perm solution, our temporary division will provide the support your business or household needs.

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97% of our same-day temporary assignments see a candidate ready to work on the premises within 90 minutes of booking.

HOW TO HIRE FROM A TEMP STAFF AGENCY

Our careful screening and selection process means that we do all the work behind the scenes to guarantee your match with the very best temporary candidates. To hire temp staff, simply follow these steps;

  1. Call your consultant (or dial 0207 917 1801) to brief in your requirement
  2. On the call, we will ask you how long the requirement is likely to be for, what the job description entails, where the temp will be working and how soon you need them to start. We’ll also ask you what the permanent salary equivalent is so that we can ascertain the right level of candidate and provide you with an hourly rate as a quote.
  3. Depending on how long the assignment is for and the start date, you may or may not want to see a shortlist of CVs. (Often, we receive requests in the morning for people to start that same day – in which case we don’t send a shortlist!)
  4. If the temp assignment or contract is for a longer-term basis, you may wish to meet with them for an interview which we are happy to arrange.
  5. If our standard terms and conditions are signed, we will provide a four-hour guarantee for your temp, meaning that you can let us know within half a day if they’re not suitable and we will replace them with a more suitable candidate.
  6. You will receive an online timesheet for approval each week which you can query or approve with one click. An invoice will then be generated from us to you for every week that the temp is working with you. This invoice includes the candidate’s pay rate, their holiday contribution, pension, national insurance and our margin.
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FAQs about hiring temp staff

How do you screen your candidates?

When we receive a candidate’s CV via a job advert or online, our consultants then meet them face-to-face for a minimum 30-minute interview to assess their suitability and test their skills, as well as check their eligibility to work and their references. Delivering a high-quality service is paramount to the way we work at Tiger.

Can you make sure that I only ever work with a temp who has worked with you before?

We work with a pool of long-term temps to ensure your role is filled by someone who is tried and tested – we will only ever send you the best possible fit for your organisation.
We also have a Breakfast Temp service for any same-day requests. These breakfast temps are a team of quality temporary administrative staff, on-call and ready to head straight out to our clients when a same-day requirement comes through. While many temporary employment agencies adopt a haphazard approach to same-day assignments, our breakfast temps ensure that you receive experienced and professional support within 90 minutes of your request.

How do I check the hours the temp has worked?

Our online timesheet portal allows our candidates to digitally submit their timesheets straight into our payroll system each week.
The timesheet is then sent to the nominated authoriser to be approved with a one-click feature contained with an email.

How much do temp agencies charge for temps?

It depends on the seniority of the job. Temp agencies generally issue you an invoice for every week that the temp candidate works with you – this means that their working hours will be directly reflected in your weekly invoice. This includes the candidate’s hourly rate, their holiday contribution, pension, national insurance, any expenses, bonuses and the agency margin.

How do temp agencies pay employees?

The temp candidate is paid by us directly and will receive a weekly pay check, pending the successful and timely approval of their timesheet.

How long can I hire a temp for?

Our temporary division is highly experienced in finding candidates who can temp in an organisation for a day, over several weeks or many months. It’s up to you!

What if I want to hire my temp permanently?

It’s increasingly common for companies to hire temp staff that they can “try before they buy”. This means that you have the benefit of working with the candidate directly before you take them on a permanent basis, with no notice period and without the admin of organising contracts or compliance.

What roles can I hire a temp for?

In addition to HR, tech and private household temp roles, we recruit for the following business support positions:
Account executive, administrator, administration manager, audio secretary, business assistant, desk assistant, events assistant, events manager, executive assistant, facilities manager, graduate, human resources manager, junior secretary, office assistant, office junior, office manager, personal assistant, private PA, receptionist, shorthand secretary, team secretary

I have a candidate I want to take on as a temp but I can’t put them on our payroll. Can you do that?

Yes, Tiger offers a payroll system for employers, making payment of your short-term employees easy! Our team looks after this on a weekly basis in addition to any expenses, bonuses and other pay processes. We ensure your temporary employees are paid on time and accurately, in complete compliance with legal requirements.

What if we don’t get on with the temp you’ve sent us?

With fast turnaround times, sometimes you’re not able to meet candidates before they start. For your peace of mind, our service is supported by a four-hour guarantee (pending the signing of our standard terms and conditions). If, for whatever reason, you are not happy, we will not charge you for the first four hours worked and we’ll find an immediate replacement.

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Our consultants are available from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and can also assist you with emergencies out of hours via email and phone.

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