The Easy Way To Hire Temp Office Staff In Edinburgh

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TempaGoGo's recruitment agencies cover a very wide range of skills
We have over 130 recruitment agencies nationwide, providing a wide range of jobs including office staff, trades and labour workers, white collar construction staff, warehouse workers, call centre operatives, drivers, finance staff, IT specialists, and many many more...

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Our top recruitment agencies filling office staff jobs

TempaGoGo works with temp recruitment agencies across the whole of the UK and have 41 temp staffing agencies supplying office staff, including:

Lamb Personnel

Based in Twickenham, Lamb Personnel is a boutique agency specialised in Admin, PA, Customer Service, HR, Marketing, Digital & Sales in the South West London area. They have an excellent experience and local market knowledge and work in partnership with clients and candidates.

Recruit Central

Recruit Central is part of a UK-wide network of 23 office locations. They specialise in the following sectors for temporary, permanent and contract staff: Transport, Industrial, Commercial / Office, Cleaning, Engineering, Finance, IT and many more...

SVC Group

The SVC Group is based in Essex and specialises in Recruitment, Training, HR and Health and Safety.

New Dawn Recruitment

New Dawn Recruitment specialises in recruiting for Admin, Human Resources, Driving, Industrial, Catering, Nursing and Care roles across the UK.

Allen Associates

With 20 years recruitment experience, Allen Associates is committed to an exceptional level of service. They specialise in permanent and temporary recruitment for junior and senior roles in HR, Marketing, Finance, PAs, Administrative roles and Communications / PR.

Priority Professional Placements

Priority Professional Placements’ hand-picked recruiting team finds and places highly qualified candidates in the following sectors: Office and Administration, IT, Healthcare and Teaching. Members of the REC, they are proud of their innovative and personal recruiting approach.

Anne Jagger Recruitment

With 20 years experience in the recruitment of temporary and permanent staff, Anne Jagger specialises in Office Support professionals and Customer Service executives. They work for SMEs, on-line retailers and established start-ups.

Think Specialist Recruitment

Think Specialist Recruitment is based in Hemel Hempstead. They supply head office staff across the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas. Their core areas of expertise include: Administration, Reception, Customer service, Human Resources, Accountancy & Finance, Sales administration and Marketing.

Team Support Staff

Founded in 1989 with 7 branches across the UK, Team Support specialises in temporary and permanent placements. All their branches recruit for Manufacturing, Distribution, Driving, Catering, Public Sector, Office Support, Care and Contact Centre roles.

Delaney Browne

Delaney Browne is a long established generalist agency covering temps and perms in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. They focus on Admin & Secretarial, Accounts, Marketing, Procurement, HR, Project Management, Call Centre, Helpdesk, Sales and IT roles.

F4P Recruitment

F4P is an independent recruitment consultancy, established in 2003 to provide a “one stop” recruitment service which works in parallel to complement your company’s Human Resource Department. They provide a recruitment solution for both temporary and permanent staffing over 5 specialist divisions: Office & Business Support, Sales & Marketing, Accountancy & Finance, IT & Engineering and Light Industrial.

Business Back-Up

Business Back-Up is a generalist agency specialised in Temporary, Contract and Permanent recruitment throughout the Thames Valley, London and the Home Counties. Members of the REC, they provide cost-effective recruitment services to large corporate and SMEs.

Love & Tate

Love & Tate is a specialist London-based consultancy assisting with Office-based temporary, contract, temporary to permanent and permanent recruitment. They are experts in Administrative roles (PAs and Executive Assistants, Team Assistants, Administrators, Receptionists/Front-of-House, Database Administrators); HR and Communications (HR Directors/Managers, Business Partners, Generalists, Reward, Recruitment and Talent specialists and Recruitment Co-ordinators and Assistants, Internal and External Communications Managers); Learning & Development roles and Project Managers.

Red Recruitment Solutions

An award-winning agency based in Shropshire, Red Recruitment Solutions specialises in Office, IT and Executive roles. They provide a high-quality service, with a focus on temporary, temp-to-perm and permanent placements across the UK.

Uptown Appointments

A privately-owned recruitment agency based in Walthamstow since 1984, Uptown Appointments focuses on temporary and permanent positions in the Commercial / Office, Public Sector, Medical, Legal and Industrial sectors in the East and Central London and Docklands areas.

Angel Human Resources

Angel Human Resources have 50 years expertise in Office & Business Management (from Receptionists to Managers), Hospitality & Catering (Front and Back of house), Facility and Industrial roles (from Operatives, Cleaners to Managers). They have 7 offices in England.

A&D Recruitment

Founded by recruitment experts, A&D Recruitment has successfully placed candidates in a diverse range of temporary and permanent roles since 2005 in the Office, Building Services and Renewable Energy sectors. Based in Shropshire, they have the ability to offer a UK service to their clients.

We are adding agencies every month, to give you more choice and a better chance of hiring the best temps. Drop us a line if you know of a recruitment agency that you would like us to invite to the platform.

What to look for when recruiting temp office staff

There are many good reasons why hiring temps is a great solution to office staffing needs: perhaps you need to cover for a person on holiday, long term illness or maternity cover; have a project that needs to expand its team to meet key deadlines, or requires specialist skills for a short period; or even as a way to trial a person in a position, before offering them a full-time job - aka temp-to-perm. Whatever your motivation and need there are a few key things you should bear in mind when hiring.

Firstly, write a good job spec of what you want the person to do. There are many online that can be used as a starting point - for example we provide them for all our jobs. But make sure its adapted to your needs, and not only includes tasks, but also something about your company’s culture and why someone would want to work there: good temp workers will have a choice too! It will also help the agencies select and offer you the best people, and help avoid painful situations such as when the candidate turns up and they can’t “use excel pivot tables” for example.

Secondly, engage multiple agencies on each role - which of course TempaGoGo makes super simple. You are going to get a better range of candidates to choose between, and then be enable to check that you are really paying the right price, and perhaps negotiate a better rate. When negotiating bear in mind the agency will take the difference between the candidate pay and what you are paying, but will have to cover the candidate’s national insurance and pension contributions as well as their own costs.

Third, you should interview anyone who will be around for more than a week - you’ll be surprised how much disruption the wrong person can be, not just because of the hassle of finding a replacement, but loss of actual productivity. The interview needn’t be long, multi-round, panel affair - just a 10 minute chat could provide the reassurance you need. Clearly, for more demanding technical roles, such as project managers you will want to delve a bit deeper.

When the temp starts working try and treat them as one of the team - not just someone who will be gone in a few days. Everyone likes to feel part of a team. At the end of the assignment give them a little feedback - good points and opportunities to improve. That way they are more likely to want to return for a future opportunity, or maybe go permanent - just remember that you will owe the agency a fee if this is the case.

During the assignment stay in regular contact with the agency - good agencies will check in. Raise any issues early, so the consultant can have a chance to resolve them, or in worst case provide a new temp.

The finally bear in mind that for all the formal contracts, timesheets and technology we are still dealing with people - they might be late for good reasons, or be under-the-weather on some days.

Follow these points and you should find great staff that help you and your business.

Hiring temps in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a thriving city, the second strongest economy in the UK after London, with close to 20,000 businesses registered. Its attractiveness is demonstrated by how fast its population has grown over the past ten years: +12.5%, vs. 5% for the rest of Scotland. If you’re a local business looking to expand your workforce temporarily, TempaGoGo can help you find great recruitment agencies in Edinburgh, able to find temporary workers even at short notice.


Full time workers in Edinburgh can expect to earn around £30,700 per annum which is very high for the country - only Londoners can expect higher median full time salary. This in turn allows Edinburgh to attract a higher proportion of highly skilled workers (39%, greater than in London at 35%).

The capital of Scotland, historically the seat of the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh benefits from a very strong financial sector, particularly in insurance and asset management, with companies such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco Bank, TSB Bank, Scottish Widows and Standard Life Aberdeen headquartered in the city. 9.9% of the employed population in Edinburgh was employed in the Finance and Insurance sector, which is surprisingly higher than London, at 7.1%! More than £500bn assets are under management in the city.

Edinburgh has also a thriving health and life science sector, which represents 15% of all jobs in the city. Edinburgh BioQuarter, a leading medical research facility in Europe, is home to more than 2,000 researchers, while in 2020, the Centre for Regenerative Medicine will form the largest cluster of stem cell scientists in Europe. GSK, Merck, Janssen, Eurofins, Dexcom, among others, have established a base in the city.

Its technology sector has boomed in recent years, and it was considered the UK’s fastest growing tech hub in 2017. Edinburgh was the birth place of Skyscanner and is home to one of Amazon Development Centres.

Famous for its culture, its UNESCO world heritage sites (Edinburgh old and new town) and events (the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe), Edinburgh’s economy is also boosted by its tourism, with 4 million visitors every year.

Edinburgh benefits from very high rates of employment, at 77%, much higher than the average in Scotland (74.1%) or the rest of Great Britain (75.1%), with very low rates of unemployment (4.0%). This means that finding permanent employees can be difficult. If you want help finding temporary staff, TempaGoGo is here to help you find vetted recruitment agencies in Edinburgh, matched to your needs.

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