Working for temporary projects

Girona, 03.08.2023

As the word suggests, working for projects means organising and carrying out specific tasks aimed at completing a project. It involves focusing on a particular task and, once it has been completed, moving on to the next one.



Nowadays, it is a growing trend, especially in certain areas of work such as engineering, marketing, or consultancy, where this way of organising work helps to optimise resources.



How does working for projects relate to temporary work?


In Spain, the employment contract is considered to be of indefinite duration. The fixed-term contract can only be maintained due to production circumstances or the replacement of the worker.

For the purposes of the regulations, circumstances of production are understood to be the occasional and unforeseeable increase in activity and fluctuations that, although part of the normal activity of the company, create a temporary lack of equilibrium with the available stable employment. Similarly, companies may conclude contracts on the basis of production circumstances in order to deal with occasional, foreseeable, limited and temporary situations.



One of the reasons that may arise in companies is the need to temporarily integrate a person with the necessary knowledge and experience to carry out an occasional, temporary project that does not fall within the company's structure. In this context, the person may be hired in the form of a temporary contract, either directly by the company or, in accordance with Law 14/1994, through a temporary employment agency.



Although many people on permanent contracts work on a project basis, there are times when companies need to deal with these projects on an ad hoc basis, without the possibility of continuity in the future.



In these situations, where the company needs to bring in one or more people with specific training, knowledge, and experience to deal with this temporary project, knowing that at the end of the project the person or persons will not be able to continue working in the company, the temporary employment agency can be an excellent solution.



Temporary employment agencies specialising in professional environments and profiles such as industrial engineering, automation, robotics, maintenance, artificial intelligence, supply chain & procurement, cybersecurity, cloud, software, programming, virtual reality, finance, sales & marketing, among others, are a real option for both companies and individuals looking to work on temporary projects.



Key aspects of project work


  • As mentioned above, one of the main characteristics of project work is its limited duration and fixed end date.


  • Each project has well-defined and specific goals that serve as a guide throughout the project.


  • Time and resource management is necessary to meeting project deadlines and goals. It is necessary to plan, assign tasks and always maintain a controlled view of the project.


  • Project work means working as a team and a necessary feature is effective collaboration and communication between team members to minimise contingencies, solve problems and co-ordinate activities.



What are the advantages of project work?


  • Well-defined roles according to the competencies of each profile


  • Increased foresight to anticipate problems


  • Observation of daily performance


  • Exchange of ideas and increased creativity.



Working for temporary projects is a method that is increasingly being used in certain sectors to optimise time and resources, which encourages temporary employment in situations of temporary causality projects.



Now that you have learned everything you need to know about working for projects, we encourage you to take a look at our temporary job opportunities and to register on the Axxon website.


And if you are a company and would like us to help you with your recruitment, do not hesitate to contact us!