The Easy Way to Hire Multiple Temps at Once: Use a Recruitment Agency

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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The Easy Way to Hire Multiple Temps at Once Use a Recruitment Agency--.jpgYour business is growing! Whether it’s permanent or the result of a big project, the fact remains unchanged—you need more hands on deck. 

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If you’re not sure about how long you’ll need everyone, look into flexible hiring arrangements. You may need to keep some people on after the big project wraps up, especially if another comes along. It’s important to keep your options open. 

Hiring on a temporary basis is the way to go if you are expanding quickly. However, hiring a few temps at the same time can be daunting. Hiring one person alone can be a long and involved process. How can you streamline hiring multiple temps at one time? It’s simple: use a recruitment agency.

Why a Recruitment Agency?

Recruitment agencies are often a hiring manager’s best friend. Recruiters have expertise and experience at their fingertips, as well as access to tools and techniques designed specifically to ease the hiring process. This becomes all the more important when you’re trying to hire for multiple positions at once.


A recruitment agency is composed of a team of experts—recruiters. They’ve been helping hiring managers like you hire people for any number of different roles in companies across industries. Whether you need experienced professionals or recent grads, permanent workers or temps, a recruitment agency’s team can help you find the workers you require. 

They’re experts at what they do. They have the training, techniques, and technology to do it more efficiently and effectively. The bottom line is your job becomes easier when you partner with a recruitment agency.

A Wider Net

Another advantage of working with recruiters is their ability to cast a wider net than you can on your own. They’ll post to the usual job boards, but they also have a network of contacts developed through their experience working with other companies.

In short, recruiters can get you access to more candidates. They know the job boards where professionals hang out, and they may even be able to call upon personal contacts. They have a bank of people actively seeking work through them.

A wider search benefits you, especially if you’re looking for multiple people to fill multiple roles. You don’t just need one great candidate. You need several. The wider net will catch more qualified candidates.

Fewer Interviews

A wider net may sound like a terrible idea at first. You’re probably imagining the sheer number of applications you’ll receive. Who has time to pick through them? You might also wonder about how many interviews you’ll conduct. Since there are more candidates to review, you’ll spend more time narrowing the field.

Not so if you’re working with a recruitment agency. The recruiters do a lot of the legwork for you, even if you do receive many applications. They use special techniques and software to filter the candidate pool, so you get only the best matches. They’ll further narrow the field for you, perhaps conducting initial interviews or tests as they continue to screen candidates on your behalf.

At the end of the process, the recruiters will hand over only those applications they feel truly fit the bill. The result is you only need to interview a handful of candidates, even if you’re hiring for multiple roles!

Better Hires

Working with an agency almost always results in better hires, even when you’re looking to fill multiple roles. The experience and expertise of the recruiters help them select better fits for you, leading to a faster, more streamlined hiring process.

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Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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