Why is further education important for temporary workers?
In today’s ever-changing world of work, lifelong learning is essential. Even if the study or training in a profession has long been completed, it is worthwhile to continue investing in your own knowledge. In today’s fast-moving world of work, it is important to stay on track, keep learning and always be open to changes that occur in working life. This is especially true for temporary workers, who often face the challenge of having to adapt quickly to new work environments. Continuous further education can not only improve career opportunities, but also increase professional flexibility and satisfaction.
Advantages of further education for temporary workers
Continuing education plays an important role in personal development, as new tasks and challenges also increase motivation and thus the joy of working. In addition, self-esteem is boosted and one approaches tasks with more self-confidence.
Temporary workers are employed in a variety of industries, from catering and retail to office work and healthcare. Targeted training enables them to acquire or deepen industry-specific expertise, which increases the quality of their work. Another aspect is the diversity of occupational fields in which temporary employees can work. The offer of further education in Switzerland, combined with the possibility of gaining specific professional experience in flexible deployments, also paves the way for career changers. In this way, a preferred change of industry may be achieved much more quickly than by changing permanent positions several times.
Temporary employment often requires quick adaptation to new work environments and team structures. Professional development education helps develop the ability to navigate different contexts and become productive quickly.
Employees who invest in their education and make the most of their further education opportunities are more attractive to potential employers. Commitment to personal and professional development demonstrates motivation and self-initiative.
Consequently, through continuous further education, temporary workers broaden their range of skills. This enables them to qualify for more diverse positions and possibly even consider long-term employment. In addition, continuing education often means that the flexible workers, after successful completion, are also classified higher in the salary segment and can thus earn more in future employments than before.
temptraining, the training fund for temporary workers
Temporary employees, who are covered by the Collective Employment Contract on Staff Leasing, benefit from subsidised further education. It is possible to apply for up to CHF 5,000 for further education and up to CHF 2,250 for loss of salary.
On the payslips, which temporary employment agencies issue, 0.7 percent is also deducted for the “GAV contribution” in addition to social deductions. This contribution flows into the temptraining training fund, among other things. At the same time, the personnel service provider contributes 0.3 percent of the salary.
temptraining supports courses that help temporary workers advance in their jobs – i.e. are relevant to their careers – and make them fit for the future: language courses, occupational safety training, computer courses, further professional education or career counselling. Temporary workers can undergo training or further education in their current field of activity, or acquire important skills to reeducate in a new area.
temptraining points out that they consciously do not offer any schools or courses themselves, as the diversity of temporary workers is too great. Therefore, temptraining refers to certified training institutes that offer courses in the diverse professions and sectors of temporary workers. It is important that the course takes place at a school that is approved by temptraining.