Time work: an alternative for academics?
Shortly before the end of study arises for each graduate the question of the career. Besides the classical application Marathon on various job boards and job offers also offers the possibility of employment through a temp agency. But how good or bad temp agencies are they really? Do they offer an alternative to the usual career ? Or they facilitate graduates this even?
Social protection also in temporary employment
In Germany there are about 4,500 temporary employment agencies, which are currently about 650,000 temporary workers are employed. Temporary employment agencies such as Adecco ,Randstad , Experis , Bankpower or DIS currently provide about a thousand places for highly skilled workers.
Meanwhile one in ten temporary workers is a university graduate. The principle of time working is very simple and offers both the employer and the employee benefits. The employee receives at the job agency a permanent contract and is “borrowed” from this consideration to companies with staffing requirements.
The company thus has the advantage of responding personnel to cyclical fluctuations. The workers in turn is affected at rationalization in companies not directly from a dismissal because he has completed his contract with the temp agency.
No labor law no man’s land
Generally, temporary employment still has a rather bad reputation. Low salaries, allegedly lacking employment protection or discount offers of temporary employment agencies in employee mediation keep many from one application at a temp agency.
But contrary to popular belief the employee is not at a temporary employment agency in his labor limited. The Employment Act (AÜG) regulates the commercial provision of manpower. An amendment to the 2004 Act the employees of temporary work agencies are thus on the same level as the permanent employees of a company.
If you employed by a temporary employment agency, then apply here as well the relevant tariff regulations, as with regular employment in any other German company. Protection against dismissal, holiday entitlement, benefits or sick pay in case of illness and health and safety regulations also exist at the time work.
Special security in compliance with these conditions ensures the authorization of temporary workers by the labor authorities.
Temporary employment agencies with increased interest in academics
Especially for college graduates is the model time work are increasingly becoming an alternative, because many temporary employment agencies have an increasing interest in academics.
The increasing labor market flexibility and an increasing trend towards project-related work are well-trained workforce more attractive just for the temporary employment sector. Most often workers from the fields are computer science , engineering and economics wanted.
With sufficient additional qualification but temporary work also for professionals from other fields of study certainly opportunities.
Another advantage that comes the time work especially for a successful career, the opportunity is to collect versatile professional experience and to expand its own network.
It studied time workers are often employed for several years in a row by a company for various projects. The payment of the studied time workers is not very different from the average salary even in a permanent position.
Nevertheless, black sheep there in every industry and workers should always be sufficiently informed before signing a contract on the appropriate staffing agency.
Retention rate of temporary workers is 30 percent
The temporary employment agencies assume for German companies now increasingly the object of the personnel planning. Over the past few years, more professional temporary staffing industry has used to set a negative image thus act effectively counter.
The market of temporary employment agencies is also a reflection of what is happening in the labor force. Especially highly specialized professionals have to get good opportunities in a permanent position. Approximately 30% of all temporary workers are transferred to a permanent position.
Although the economic crisis leaves its mark also on the temporary employment sector. But Still is this flexibility in labor contracts in the temporary employment sector also their potential for the post-crisis period.