There are some ads getting around the traps that are grinding our gears because they’re insinuating that Labour Hire is an appalling employment arrangement… but this is simply not the case.

There are many scenarios where Labour Hire is the perfect set up for both employers and employees, supporting both work-life balance and marketplace supply and demand. We’re finding that not everyone is looking for full-time or part-time work these days and more and more people are seeking more flexible working options which labour hire can provide, yet there is still a stigma associated with casual work. Some people automatically think it’s terrible before really looking at their lifestyles and what they’re able to achieve because of it.

Being providers of labour hire we know how great this option can be for businesses and workers alike, be we also do hear of some push-back when the term ‘labour hire’ is mentioned. We wish to share some of our insights in this space in the hope that the stigma is removed from this type of work relationship so more opportunities can be realised for those looking for work or workers.

Seasonal Work

Not all businesses run at the same capacity all year round and so there are many seasonal businesses looking to employ people for only a short period of time. We see this across industries including retail, hospitality, agriculture and tourism where a lot of the work cannot be performed all year round in a full-time position. We find that many employees like this type of work as they can ‘make hay while the sun shines’ and free themselves up to pursue other interests in the off-seasons.

Start-up Businesses

There is so much to consider when getting into business, with very steep learning curves and often nerve-wracking decisions to be made. Quite often outsourcing the staffing can be an easier and less stressful option for business owners who can lean on the expertise of HR and Recruitment professionals until they get their head around the business and how they want to manage their workforce.

Additional benefits of Labour Hire agencies

Labour hire agencies, such as Workplace Central, often have superior software platforms to individual businesses and are strictly regulated by the government. It’s now even more likely that employees of labour hire agencies are not only having a better end-to-end user experience, but can work confidently in the fact that they are receiving all their employee entitlements such as superannuation and insurances. Although all employees should be provided with these as a minimum, not all small businesses who manage their own workforce accurately or effectively meet their employer requirements and they aren’t kept as accountable as a Labour Hire agency.

Great for businesses

  • Saves time
  • Improves cash flow
  • Ensures compliance and accountability
  • Seamless staffing service

Great for employees

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • All employment requirements met
  • Fully insured
  • Direct HR support service

Workplace Central delivers a complete workforce management service taking control of all your staffing requirements from recruitment and payroll to compliance & reporting. Although workforce management can be a full time job, it doesn’t have to be yours!

Workforce Management helps workplaces manage their ongoing staffing requirements by creating outsourced employment solutions, managing the entire employment lifecycle.

  • Recruitment Services
  • Occupational Compliance
  • Payroll Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Health, Safety & Workers’ Compensation
  • Reporting

With our streamlined online processes and team of HR and Safety experts, your business can benefit from our team acting as an extension of your team.