Depending on what part of the world you originate from and what industry you work in will often dictate the terminology you use. Contractors, temps, consultants, part-timers, freelancers, interims, manpower, flexible staff – the list goes on.
However, what all these terms have in common is essentially the same i.e. companies require a person(s) for a set period of time to perform a certain function. This is distinct from permanent employees that (all things going well) would continue indefinitely with a particular company.
Broadly speaking, the labour law doesn’t distinguish between those stated above and what people traditionally class as permanent employees (for example, all employees require a valid visa, labour card and health insurance etc).
For all intents & purposes we are all expats who will one day return to our home country and the country provides certain laws that must be followed to both protect companies and employees. Therefore this can make it challenging when organizations require temporary or contract labour.
Fortunately England Associates are a local outsourcing agency based in the UAE that are able to legally and compliantly assist companies in this area.
Why Outsource in the Middle East?
Flexibility of Outsourcing
There are key flexibility benefits when using outsourcing companies in Dubai and the UAE that help alleviate many problems companies face.
1) Outsourcing companies to the rescue – avoid being seen as a hire and fire company!
A common statement from companies in the UAE is – “We only need people for a short or limited time period”. No respectable organization likes to hire and fire and when people are taken on a short-term basis and then let go, it can adversely effect a companies reputation. However when these employees are routed through an outsourcing company the employee clearly knows the relationship and is not connected to the client.
2) We want to select and hire the right people
Statement: “We want to test the employee out before committing to hiring them as a permanent employee”. This is becoming an increasing popular option when recruiting employees. Companies have the option to fully assess how competent and capable the employee is before employing on a full time or permanent basis.
3) Outsourcing companies can increase the speed of hiring
Statement: “We need people yesterday however we have strict policies on hiring with multiple interviews and detailed background verification checks that’s impacting our work”. Companies in the UAE often have strict policies on hiring. This can involve long interview and verification processes that slows down hiring. When
employing through a third party employment agency this process can often be reduced to one job interview and basic background checks which can dramatically increase the speed of hiring.
Scalability / Focus
Lets say you need 50 site staff for a project, or a site team to complete the last phases of a job or even a group of document controllers to help with data input. Attempting to recruit internally can be expensive plus you may not even have the visa allocation. This is where outsourcing agencies can play a major role in helping you scale quickly and efficiently. England Associates have access to an unlimited visa count which can alleviate the pressures on a business’s visa regulations which coupled to a database in excess of 75000 candidates here in the UAE and over 1 million through the global network of offices in the group ensures we have the resource to cover all requirements.
In today’s fast paced business economy the flexibility offered by outsourced contract staff plays a key role in organizational success. Clients are able to employ staff on England Associates payroll, enabling temporary or short term staffing solutions, thus allowing them to overcome possible internal, local or international regulatory issues. Contract staffing circumvents the rigidity of the organizational charts, age, demographics and salary grades as staff hired on contract are very much an outsourced resource. Through our licensed payroll management service England Associates will save your valuable resources, take away your HR headaches and leave you to focus on your core business functionalities.
End to End recruitment solution
England Associates is one of the leading Outsourcing / Contract staffing companies in the UAE. With years of expertise in its business, it has all answers for contract staffing in the region. England Associates comprehends the work efficiency and professionalism required by clients and recruits candidates accordingly. Our outsourcing services take care of each and every minute detail right from the appointment to the termination of the employee. Be it a short term or a long term job, England Associates has the best solutions for all your flexi staff requirements
- Reference checks
- Offer letters
- Visa processing
- HR Management
- Assistance in Performance Appraisal
- Exit formalities
Rates and charges are important factors, but so are customer satisfaction and the services offered to both the business and the outsourced employees themselves. England Associates have a hard earned reputation as a company that looks after its flexi staff through a network of 17 PRO’s and contact centre staff specialized in dealing with enquiries and questions. We also have access to an online portal to which candidates are given a unique online log in to be kept updated and abreast of changes or required documents to ensure 100% compliance and legality.
England Associates pride ourselves on being a value added external resource to your business and are happy to discuss each flexi staffing requirement on a case by case basis to ensure that it is a commercially as well as organizationally viable option for your business.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 04 362 6291 or speak to our Business Manager – John Mason on 052 601 2460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.