What’s the difference between Temp & Interim Roles 

Are you currently thinking about or ready to make a career change into temporary or interim work? There are lots of benefits to both, but first, we should go into detail, to tell you the differences between the two 

Temporary Roles 

Temporary workers are a vital part of staffing strategies that a lot of businesses use. They use temporary staff to cover busy periods such as festive seasons or summer time, cover holidays or sickness, so that all work duties are covered, without having to hire permanent members of staff.  

Temporary roles are usually short term and are perfect for people who are looking for a flexible role. Ideally, people who travel, looking to get into work after a period of absence from the workplace, or those who are looking to gain experience in a certain type of role.  

Temporary workers tend to be paid on an hourly rate but don’t give them any job security. However, it can be a reliable source of well-paid work, on short notice.  

Interim or Contract Roles  

Interim or Contract roles tend to be longer than temporary roles and are usually for a set period of time such as 6-12 months. People who fill interim roles tend to be highly experienced professionals who have niche skill sets and are employed to hit the ground running. So, they can take control of a certain project or to cover long-term leave such as maternity leave.  

As mentioned, Interim or Contract roles are usually fixed-term, interim workers can even be put on a rolling contract to help cover busier periods or special projects. It’s possible for Interim or Contract roles to become a permanent contract for the right person.