Temporary Labour FAQs

Although gaining popularity in the construction industry, temporary labour is a concept that many have questions about. It’s important to ask these questions so you can ensure that temporary labour is the best decision for you as a client or an employee. Today we’ll go over some of our most frequently asked questions. Many of these questions are similar for both clients and employees, so we will explore most of the questions from both perspectives.

How Does Temporary Labour Work?

For Clients

Clients seek out temporary labour or seasonal work through a staffing agency to help reduce costs to their company and maintain a high volume of work. After meeting with an agency to explore the needs and expectations of the client, the staffing agency matches the best employees for the client. The staffing agency then sends the employees to the client’s worksite to aid them with their goals while fulfilling the role of Human Resources for the temporary staff. If you would like more in-depth information on how temporary labour works for a client, please read How to Work with a Temporary Labour Agency.

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How to Work with a Temporary Labour Agency

With construction’s peak season coming to a close, you may already be taking what you learned from 2017 and preparing for the new year. Did it seem as if the work was piling up? Did you notice that there were more overtime hours logged? Your company could use a hand – temporary staffing might just be the solution you need. But how do you get started?

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Top 5 Benefits of Hiring Seasonal Employees in Construction

Does it seem like you have more projects starting this year than the last? Do you have employees getting ready for vacation? Do you have clients pushing deadlines to have a job done before winter comes?

During peak construction season, you may want to consider seasonal employees. Hiring temporary labour through a staffing agency, such as Constructive Labour Solutions, is a great way to keep up with seasonal work and stay on schedule. Here are our top five benefits to consider when looking into hiring seasonal employees.

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Construction Site Safety: Employee Safety in Varying Working Environments

It’s no secret that we have a wide range of weather in Canada. Edmonton and Calgary are always expecting snow (no matter the season), Kelowna expects sunshine, and it’s probably raining in Vancouver. Having a wide range of weather unfortunately means the forecast isn’t always right. Because of this, it’s important to make sure that all employees are prepared for the best and the worst conditions. Working outside adds some risk to labour workers depending on certain factors: How long will the crew be outside? Where is the work being done? What season is it? Asking these questions gives an idea of what hazards there are to help prepare for the work environment. We’ll be looking at the top four environmental hazards.

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The Top 3 Benefits of Using a Temporary Staffing Agency

Do your employees regularly need to work over time to meet demands? Do you find that your employees are scrambling to get jobs finished on time? Could you use extra hands during peak season? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may want to consider working with a temporary staffing agency.

temporary labour benefits

Temporary staffing agencies, such as Constructive Labour Solutions, supply contractors and companies with temporary labour workers in response to fluctuating needs. Whether for seasonal peaks, last minute projects, employee illnesses or vacations, there are many reasons to use a temporary staffing agency. Here are our top three.

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