Employer responsibilities are permanent, even if staff are temporary

Pay and Benefits Magazine reported this month that the employment of temporary staff is becoming increasingly common. But what are the reasons for this, and does this hiring pattern present challenges for businesses as well as benefits?

Research carried out by specialist financial recruitment consultancy Robert Half UK, found that almost one in three CFOs have increased their use of interim workers – some significantly.

Considered a cost-effective way to manage variable workloads, it has been reported that such non-permanent employees are being appointed to provide skilled expertise when organisations need it the most.

This recruitment method is especially helpful in unpredictable industries with peaks and troughs of activity levels. But of course there are many instances where full-time staff are simply not the most suitable solution. Cascade client Everton Football Club for instance, sometimes has up to 1000 casual employees and volunteers working alongside permanent staff, in order to make the football operation, ever-growing registered charity, newly-opened Everton Free School and Everton Ladies Football Club a success.

Everton Football Club recognised that they have employer responsibilities to uphold for full-time and casual staff alike. They therefore sought an intuitive HR system to help them manage their entire workforce, not just permanent employees.

For example, HR software like Cascade allows best-practice procedures to be devised, which helps ensure the fair and effective management of individuals regardless of their employment status. Staff wellbeing must be safeguarded whether or not an employee works for an organisation on a full-time basis.

It is becoming increasingly noted that, without intelligent HR technology in place, the continued appointment of interim workers can also pose an administrative headache. However Cascade acts as an invisible administrator ensuring the right personnel information is stored, analysed and utilised.

Otherwise manual and potentially burdensome activities become streamlined, enabling HR departments to work more efficiently. And when it comes to coordinating payroll, or managing a company’s recruitment strategy for instance, the software can help here too.

In truth, HR technology can achieve a number of benefits for companies with a multi-faceted workforce. It enables businesses to adopt the approach that is right for them.

So if it’s time for a change, make sure your HR software will not hold you back.


FREE INFORMATION PACK

Cascade HR Software Brochure.

BOOK A FREE DEMO

Book a demo of Cascade HR Software.

HR SOFTWARE

  • HR

    Cascade’s Core HR solution is a powerful, proactive and dynamic solution that offers a huge amount of standard functionality” from the HR page.more...

  • PAYROLL

    Cascade isn't a HR system with a bolt on Payroll system from another supplier. Cascade is an integrated HR and Payroll solution from one supplier.more...

  • AUTO ENROLMENT

    The module will bring the administratively-complex process of auto-enrolment to life, making it incredibly clear what HR and payroll professionals need to do and when. In turn this will allow each department to retain control over their own tasks at the same time as encouraging legislative compliance.more...

  • RECRUITMENT

    Cascade delivers a comprehensive and powerful recruitment solution designed to reduce administration and ensure best practice.more...

  • ONLINE RECRUITMENT

    Online Recruitment represents the next generation in online recruitment functionality for your organisation's own website.more...

  • EXPENSES

    Employee expenses and mileage claims have now been made even easier to process, saving time and increasing efficiency within your organisation.more...

  • TIMESHEETS

    Gain efficiencies through minimizing costs and maximizing employee time, with zero paperwork and maximum control.more...

  • SELF SERVICE

    Rolling out Self Service to Employees and Managers presents huge benefits to everyone but there are risks.more...

  • TRAINING

    Cascade reflects the need to take each employee and assess their individual training and development requirements.more...

  • WORKFLOW

    Cascade introduces workflows, best practice workflows and authorisation routes to ensure efficiency and guarantee no task is left incomplete.more...

  • MOBILE APPS

    Cascade's Mobile Apps module allows you the HR team and your organisation to engage even further with your employees.more...

Related Posts

Book a free demo

Call 0113 230 8600

Get a Free Info Pack

ABOUT CASCADE HR

Cascade HR is a well-established, award-winning provider of fully-integrated HR and payroll software. The company is renowned as much for its quality of project management and ongoing customer service levels, as it is its dynamic technology. Over 

CONTACT CASCADE HR