What is Temping

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Temps are hired for various reasons: 

  • Holiday or Sick leave
  • Maternity or Paternity Leave
  • To help with end of month or quarter workloads
  • To overcome head count issues

A temporary role becomes available when one of our clients contacts us with a short-term position. These roles are generated as a result of planned or unplanned absences within their company.

Temp assignments offer you variety in work and duration. You will gain the experience of working in a number of different environments and industries. We work full-time for temps. Connecting you to the right job is just as important for temporary positions as it is for permanent positions. More and more companies are coming to rely on Clark Recruitment to provide top-quality staff to meet their short and longer term temporary staffing needs.

How do I become a Clark Temp?

Initially you need to contact one of our Temp consultants who will discuss your skills, availability and reasons for wanting to temp. The next step will be for you to attend an interview with one of our team. We may also need to assess your skills and will explain in detail how temping with Clark Recruitment works.

We will need your bank account details, your latest P45 and that's it! Get working!

Tips for Temps

Fitting into the culture and systems of a new company every few weeks or months, is a considerable challenge. It's important, therefore, to approach temping with the right mindset: 


  • Presentation, manner and willingness to help are as important in a temporary position as in a permanent position.
  • You may be temporary but you still want to be given a good reference - or to be asked back.
  • Be discreet. Everything you hear about a company's personnel or its business is confidential and should not be discussed outside.
  • Find out as much as you can about what is expected of you, on day one. You don't want to be asking obvious questions three days into the job.
  • Having said that, you can't be expected to know everything. If you are unsure about anything - do ask.
  • Be sociable; show that you are friendly and approachable. Not only will you enjoy your work more, it will ensure that you are remembered for future work.


This article was courtesy of Clark Recruitment.