What is the difference between temporary staffing and permanent recruitment?

Temporary staffing generally refers to temporary assistance that may be required by a company for a variety of reasons including:

  • Special projects
  • Parental leaves
  • Peak work periods
  • Sudden position vacancies
  • Vacation coverage
  • Employee leaves of absence

Temporary staffing allows an employer to meet their immediate staffing needs quickly and flexibly. Additionally, employers may want to consider candidates as potential permanent employees by hiring them on contract first.

In contrast, permanent recruitment refers to a more in-depth search process for a candidate who will be hired directly by the employer on a permanent basis.

What are the benefits of temporary versus permanent employment?

While many job seekers are looking for the stability that comes with permanent employment, contract employment offers several advantages as well.

  • Contract assignments are a great way to expand on your software and industry experience, as well as
    broaden your professional contacts
  • The hiring process is much quicker
  • Some candidates prefer the flexibility and variety provided by contract employment
  • Should there be potential for permanent, it can be an opportunity to test-drive a company, to see whether it makes sense to accept permanent employment should the company make an offer
  • In about 25% of our assignments, the contract employee is hired permanently by the company

How much experience do employers require for junior level roles?

We are always interested in speaking with candidates at all levels who have had the opportunity to gain accounting experience. For junior level roles, this accounting support or data entry experience may only be 6-12 months, but it has given you the opportunity to work in an office setting and gain hands-on experience.

I am currently working and my employer is not aware of my job search. How will you ensure confidentiality?

We will not present your resume or discuss your career goals with any potential employer without your prior approval. The entire placement process has been designed with a view towards protecting the confidentiality of job candidates. You can depend on our integrity to help maintain yours.

Once I am registered with Accountant Staffing, how long will it take to be placed?

While we place significant emphasis on a candidate’s skills and experience, our primary focus is on “fit” – finding the candidate that fits not only the role, but the company as well.

When an employer calls us with a staffing requirement, we place all our efforts towards finding candidates that will be a great fit for the role and company. Whether it is a one week assignment or a permanent role, we strive to facilitate situations where the candidate and the employer are both happy.

Consequently, we may have the ideal opportunity for you immediately, or it may be some time before the position that’s just right for you becomes available. If any of your file details change after your registration, we encourage you to update us whenever possible.

Will it cost me anything to register with Accountant Staffing?

No. All of our fees are paid for by the employer. There is no charge to candidates.

I would like to relocate to Nova Scotia in the near future. Can I contact your organization to discuss my career interests prior to my arrival?

Yes. If you are an accounting or finance professional looking for a new career opportunity in Nova Scotia, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please send your resume to apply@accountantstaffing.com. Include a brief summary outlining what you are looking for, your availability, your minimum salary expectations and any other preliminary information that you consider important. If you would like to speak with a recruitment specialist, please call us at 902.491.1301. We would be happy to provide more information.

What sets Accountant Staffing apart from other recruitment firms?

First and foremost, we are a specialist firm. Businesses know what we do. Candidates know what we do. By focusing on our area of expertise, we are able to give you access to some of the best accounting and financing positions in the marketplace.

Secondly, we are committed to a personal approach. We use sophisticated technology to track and match candidates to opportunities. However, we believe technology can only go so far. We listen. We get to know our candidates and clients well beyond job descriptions and resumes. We will pay close attention to your personal and professional aspirations and refer you to positions that are suitable should they become available.