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Hiring a Temp for Office, Admin or Finance jobs: Why bother?

Divisional Manager Ciara Connolly who oversees our accounting, finance and office support divisions addresses some of misconceptions businesses may have about hiring a temp.

Obviously, as a recruitment agency specialising in temporary recruitment, we love temps. But as our temp division has grown across office support, accounting and finance alongside healthcare, catering and industrial, we have encountered many businesses who initially can’t see how temps can benefit their business. Well, I’m here to tell you how!

Business peaks and pits

Every business experiences peaks in demand or the need to cover absences, now more than ever! With higher numbers of staff having to quarantine due to contracting Covid or being a close contact, employers are left with the headache of how to quickly fill such short-term gaps. Outside of filling absences, with the wider market so difficult to predict, it makes sense for a business to utilise short-term hirings for busy periods and short term projects. With no-one knowing quite what the next few weeks/months look like in terms of restrictions, engaging with a temp workforce is ideal. It gives employers the freedom to scale staff levels up and down as requirements shift in the current global climate.

React quickly

98% of all temporary bookings are filled within a 24-hour turnaround, making it an ideal in the present climate as restrictions change quickly and staff may be unavailable at short notice. But with Excel, you don’t just get staff quickly, you get qualified staff quickly. Whether its accounts or administration staff with strong excel or sage experience or temporary workers already set up to work from home if your office is currently closed, tell us what you need and when you need it. The rest is up to us to deliver. And we do.

Honeymoon period

Having the ability to pick up the phone and get qualified, professional staff at short notice in fantastic for any business but temp staffing also works as a longterm hiring tool. By using temps, it allows you to identify talented staff that fit well within your company culture without undertaking a lengthy recruitment drive. Temp working allows employers and candidates alike to see if there is a good fit before committing to a permanent role.

Here at Excel Recruitment, we are a leading provider of flexible temporary staff. Contact Ciara Connolly, Divisional Manager on 045 397142 or email ciara@excelrecruitment.com to discuss your temporary staffing needs in administration, accounting, finance and customer support.


Excel launch new Finance & Office division led by Ciara Connolly

Excel Recruitment is delighted to welcome Ciara Connolly to the Excel team as Divisional Manager leading our new specialised Accountancy, Finance and Office Support recruitment division.

Who is Ciara Connolly?

Ciara is a fantastic addition to our team, boasting over 10 years’ experience recruiting at all levels in her chosen specialisms. Ciara is highly skilled in account management with vast experience in managing high volume temporary, permanent and specialist recruitment projects across a large number of public and private sector clients. She has a proven track record in sourcing and placing hard-to-find candidates from Accounts Assistants to Executive level.

So why a specialised division? And why now?

Excel Recruitment has a rich history of recruiting accounting, finance and office support talent of all levels for our clients since our beginning. 2020 despite its difficulties, or maybe because of them, saw these needs continue while also creating new needs for more elasticity within our clients’ workforce. The world’s on-going uncertainties mean our clients need more flexibility to scale staffing up and down as required and now more than ever need to be able to rely on efficient, knowledgeable and effective recruitment partners.

That is what Excel has always provided. Our new Finance & Office division just takes it one step further.

CEO Barry Whelan says “The move to a defined specialist division will allow our team to concentrate specifically on accounting, finance and office support cross any industry. It gives us greater focus and scope to recruit permanent roles along with providing contract and even temporary personnel solutions. The team are empowered with even greater search and selection capabilities allowing them to ‘Place Great People with Great Companies’

Ciara brings a credible and deep understanding and insight to her clients and candidates alike. Are you are a client looking to hire on either a temporary or permanent basis? Are you a candidate looking for your next dream role? Contact Ciara today on ciara@excelrecruitment.com or call Ciara 045 397142 or our Dublin office on (01) 871 7676.