There is a huge market for Temporary Employment Services(Labour Broking)
in Construction Engineering in South Africa.Due to the short-term
nature of projects in this industry, the number of staff Companies
require is completely reliant on the size and duration of the project.
How Companies Benefit
One of the biggest advantages of contracting staff through a Temporary
Employment Services Agency is that the agency takes care of all
recruitment and HR processes. This means the provided employee would
be sourced, interviewed and paid by the agency, which means less admin
work for the company.
Temporary Employment Services Agencies house a database of suitable
temporary staff who would then be dispatched to jobs when required.
This is a great advantage for Construction Engineering companies.
When permanent staff are not available during a project, productivity
becomes disturbed. Common occurrences like a staff member getting sick
in the middle of a project can be a huge setback for business. An efficient
Temporary Employment Services Agency could supply a substitute in the
blink of an eye.
Finding a compliant Temporary Employment Services Agency
The Temporary Employment Services Division (TESD) of the CEA (SA)
represents employers engaged in the Construction Engineering industry,
and it is also one of the four associations that make up the Confederation
of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (CAPES). CAPES is
committed to the professionalisation of the private employment agency
industry in South Africa. All members are required to operate in strict
accordance with legislation and to ensure the highest levels of professional
conduct, ethics, and best practice are followed.
Construction Engineering companies employing the services of Temporary
Employment Services Agencies need to ensure that these agencies are
registered, and compliant with the necessary legislation, including the
Employment Equity Act. Similar to any non-compliant business, fly-by-night
Temporary Employment Services Agencies do more harm to the industry
Do staff benefit from TES Agencies?
For the temporary staff member, it is often easier to find work by approaching
a TES Agency, which will notify them of work opportunities immediately when
they become available. For the lower-class who would most likely not have
access to the internet on an everyday basis, having their contact details saved
by the agency is advantageous, as they can be contacted and informed of work
without going to the effort of job-hunting every day.
Temporary Employment Services ease the burden of employing staff permanently,
and this is an advantage for both the business owners and work-seekers. Having
100 permanent employees with little work could be a heavy liability for businesses,
a liability that could cause it to close shop, which would also mean a 100 people
would lose their jobs. The TES model is a sound system that keeps the industry
alive, providing manpower when required, and re-locating staff to another business
when the demand runs low. The catch is finding a compliant and accredited
agency. Click HERE for a list of compliant agencies in the Construction Engineering
Registering with a legal and compliant TES agency is free! Never pay to get placed.
For more information, visit www.capes.org.za