Temporary employees are better skilled and higher educated finds a new Page Personnel study

Stockholm, 2nd of May 2016 - An increasing number of temporary professionals are better skilled, have years of experience and are better educated: In Sweden 65% of people have at least a bachelor’s degree. They are expected to work more autonomously, take on more responsibility and be more flexible. These are the main conclusions of a new study by Page Personnel. 

In its latest Global Temporary and Interim Management study, Page Personnel surveyed 1,804 managers of companies that hire temporary employees and 2,944 professionals in temporary positions in 65 countries.

A new deal for temporary employees

The study shows how temporary employment has changed. Traditionally, temporary jobs tended to be filled by school leavers and assistants, whose roles were more junior. But expectations are rising: The majority of Swedish temp consultants said that they are expected to communicate more with other internal departments (80%) and to be more flexible (70%) than before. They also recognized that their temporary job requires more autonomy (63%) and that they have to do more in less time (59%).To meet the requirements of faster integration and immediate impact, it’s no surprise that the present temporary employee is more senior than before: 84% have five years of experience or more.

From generalist to specialist

Results show how temporary employment has professionalised over the last years. There is a shift in demand from general workers to highly skilled specialists, especially in developed economies, where Sweden is at the forefront. They are recruited for all business areas from finance and accounting and engineering to procurement and supply chain.

”The availability of specialised and experienced temp consultants is crucial to be able to cover for all kind of situations where additional expertise is needed such as parental leaves, projects, temporary increase of workload or reorganisations”, says Ashley Stephenson, Executive Manager at Page Personnel Sweden.

More information

For the full Global Temporary and Interim Management report and an infographic with the key findings, we refer you to our web

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Ashley Stephenson
Executive Manager
Page Personnel Sweden
T:+46 (0)8 545 270 40                   
E: Ashley.Stephenson@pagepersonnel.se

About Page Personnel

Page Personnel operates in 21 countries worldwide.  In Sweden Page Personnel specialises in the recruitment of professionals for both temporary and permanent positions within finance & accounting, office & management support, logistics & supply chain and HR. 
Page Personnel is a trading name of PageGroup, a FTSE 250 company with over 35 years of experience in professional services recruitment.

About Page Group

Established in the UK in 1976, PageGroup has grown to become one of the world’s best-known and most respected recruitment consultancies. With operations in 35 countries, PageGroup provides recruitment services and career opportunities on a local, regional and global level.
PageGroup operates three key brands: Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel, supported by additional brands across our business.

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Page Personnel is a recruitment consultancy and provides specialist services to organisations requiring talent at a professional level. Page Personnel is dedicated in the mediation of specialists in their fields and covers both temporary and permanent recruitment. Unexpected leave of personnel, growth in company activities, time pressure while completing permanent roles, restructuring and reorganisation are some examples of situations that force organisations to look for new staff or temporary support by experienced and qualified personnel. Page Personnel is part of PageGroup, one of the world's best-known and most respected recruitment consultancies. Founded in 1994, Page Personnel has faced a strong development of its activities. Today, the brand operates in 20 countries.

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The availability of specialised and experienced temp consultants is crucial to be able to cover for all kind of situations where additional expertise is needed such as parental leaves, projects, temporary increase of workload or reorganisations
Ashley Stepenson