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Staffing Solutions for HR Professionals

28 Mar 2023

Majella Slevin

HR departments are busier than ever so bringing in extra resources on a temporary basis is the ideal solution.


In the current marketplace, employers are understandably cautious about hiring, yet still need staff to bring projects through to completion or cope with an expanding workload. It makes sense therefore to direct their focus towards flexible staffing solutions to meet their workforce needs. For HR departments, hiring HR professionals on a temporary or contract basis is a perfect solution. 

These roles can range from entry-level HR administrative positions to senior management roles, depending on the needs of the business and for a set period of time from 1 week to cover unexpected sick leave or up to a year for particular projects. For our clients, their HR temps are employed through Brightwater Recruitment, which takes care of the recruitment and selection process, payroll, and other administrative tasks.

Benefits of hiring temporary HR staff

1. Flexibility

Hiring temporary HR staff offers employers the flexibility they need. Being able to hire temps for as long as they need them is particularly useful when they have fluctuating staffing requirements. This flexibility means that companies can avoid the costs associated with hiring full-time employees, such as pensions, benefits, and sick pay.

2. Access to Skilled Professionals

Brightwater Recruitment has a pool of skilled professionals who are readily available to fill HR roles. These professionals have experience in a wide range of industries and can bring valuable skills and knowledge to a business. Additionally, we screen and vet candidates, ensuring that they have the necessary skills and qualifications for the role.

3.Reduced Recruitment Costs

Hiring permanent HR staff can prove expensive both in costs and in time and effort. Hiring temporary staff eliminates many of these costs, as Brightwater Recruitment takes care of the recruitment process. Additionally, we have a large pool of candidates, which means that businesses can quickly fill HR roles without investing significant time and resources in recruitment.

4. Reduced Risk

Temporary staff can be a low-risk staffing solution. If a company hires a full-time employee who does not perform well or fit in with the team, it can be challenging to terminate their employment. With HR temps, employers have the flexibility to terminate the temp's contract if they are not happy with their performance. Additionally, if a company needs to reduce its workforce, it can do so easily and without the legal and financial implications of terminating permanent staff.

5. Increased Productivity

Bringing in temporary staffing resources can increase productivity in a business by allowing permanent staff to focus on their core duties. When a company hires a temp, they can take on the administrative tasks that can be time-consuming and distract permanent staff from their primary responsibilities. This increased productivity can lead to improved business performance and increased profitability.

 Hiring on a temporary or contract basis is a flexible and cost-effective solution for businesses in Ireland looking to meet their HR staffing needs. With the modern workplace evolving rapidly, this hiring solution offers businesses the agility they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

If you would like to find out more about hiring HR professionals for a temporary or contract assignment, please contact Majella Slevin on 01 592 7884 or via email