To most people, a job is an essential part of their identity, just like having the right employee is a crucial element for a company. That is why the recruitment agency TEMP-TEAM has made it their ambition to create the perfect match.
By Nicolai Lisberg | Photos: Juhler Group
A challenging and interesting job can be the crucial difference between working just to pay the bills or working for personal fulfilment and development. But for people over 50 in particular, it can be difficult to find a new job. “Most companies look for young recruits, so more senior job seekers often loose contact with the job market. We try to get them back to work by getting them a temporary position, which is a very effective way of creating a flexible connection to the job market. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity to get a permanent position later on, if that is what they want,” says Erik Juhler, the founder and CEO of TEMPTEAM, which is a part of Juhler Group.
The recruitment agency also helps young people to find work and has for this purpose created the brand TALENT-TEAM. By working closely with the universities and educational institutions they aim to help less experienced job seekers enter the job market as well. “The feeling of not being able to find a job after years of studying is simply awful,” says Juhler. “In Norway and Denmark, we have been very successful with finding jobs for graduates.”
TEMP-TEAM has many years of experience and is, in addition to Scandinavia, also established in the UK and Singapore. The company deals with more than 1,200 permanent and 1,200 temporary placements on average every year. The reason for the success is simple: “We make a big effort to get to know the companies for whom we are recruiting. Of course we look at all the practical things to make sure that all the requirements are met, but we also visit the companies to understand their needs,” explains Juhler. “Chemistry is one of the most important things in terms of getting a good match, so we also conduct a lot of interviews with the candidates and collect references from previous employers to make sure they’re a good fit for the company.”