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What is Temporary Staffing

Temporary staffing is a simple and straightforward concept and a management tool widely used by employers all across the world. It consists of a triangular relationship between three distinct parties usually employed when work organizations, for several reasons, require additional manpower on a temporary basis to respond to specific needs. Three parties
  • A – Worker
  • B – Temporary Staffing Agency
  • C – Client/User firm
The worker (A) is employed by the Temporary Staffing Agency (B) – the employer of record, who then posts the worker to his Client/User Firm (C). The employer of record (B) is responsible for paying salaries and all other employment related costs and also holds disciplinary power over the worker (A). The Client/User firm (C) commands, controls, supervises and benefits from the labour provided by the worker (A). The Client/User firm (C) pays the Temporary Staffing Agency (B) for having provided the worker (A) to perform work from which they benefitted.

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How the Process Works

1 – The client, an employer in need of workers, submits an online Staff Requisition Form providing a job description and detailing other conditions and requirements. The Staff requisition form can be found here. Alternatively, the Client can also express his manpower needs by email, phone or even in person at one of our offices or any other agreed upon location. 2 – Work Supply – Temporary Staffing Ltd provides the Client with a written proposal for supplying temporary or long-term manpower (click to view sample proposal). 3 – Once the proposal is accepted a formal agreement specifying the terms and conditions of the temporary staffing arrangement is signed by both parties (click to view a sample proposal). 4 – Work Supply – Temporary Staffing Ltd then proceeds to recruit and select the number of workers required by the Client. The Client is free to decide whether it wishes or not to participate in the recruitment process. Generally, Work Supply Lda performs recruitment independently, taking full responsibility for the choices made and ensuring replacements if the selected workers do not live up to expectations. 5 – The following documents are submitted online and subject to review by the Portuguese Social Security authority:
  • The formal agreement (see number 3)
  • Work Supply – Temporary Staffing Ltd´s staffing license,
  • Corporate commercial and tax records
  • Complete list of personnel
  • the to be posted workers´ identification documents, occupational insurance policy and more
Only when all legal requirements are met does the Social Security department in charge of the process release the individual portable A1 documents. Approval may take up to 30 days so it is critical to request the A1 documents well in advance of the date the workers are expected to begin working (click to view a sample A1 document). 6 – The Client notifies Work Supply – Temporary Staffing Ltd of the date the workers are to begin working. The selected workers travel to the country of destination and settle in previously arranged accommodation. They can begin working immediately.

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Advantages of Temporary Staffing

  • FREEDOM from paperwork, headaches and COSTS of the recruitment and selection process, and also from the huge burden of payrolling
  • GREATER flexibility – provides opportunity to assess worker performance before making decision to hire
  • FINDING workers quickly
  • ACCESS to a wider and better qualified pool of candidates
  • NO responsibility for medical examinations
  • IMMEDIATE REPLACEMENT of employees who do not live up to expectations
  • BENEFITS of having HR consulting and support services
  • ENSURES production levels remain unchanged during periods of increased demand for goods and services

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Why Work With Us

There are so many temporary staffing agencies to choose from – why choose to work with us to service temporary staffing needs? In brief:
  • Fully licensed agency – our temporary work agency currently holds licenses and meets all registration requirements to properly conduct business in Spain, Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and all three regions of Belgium
  • We have experience in posting workers to over a dozen of EU member states
  • Strict compliance with laws and regulations
  • Highly competitive fees
  • Disciplined staff with great performance
  • All workers with medical exam reports and comprehensive work insurance coverage
  • Unmatched levels of assiduity
  • 24/7 support
  • Very quick and effective solutions for manpower needs
AND, what most distinguishes us from other staffing agencies:
  • Ability to respond in a matter of days to employers’ needs for manpower – even if an unusually large number of workers are required
At Work Supply – Temporary Staffing Lda there is no shortage of manpower.


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