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Temporary employment
The flexible solution for companies and employees

Multiple wordings - one employment type: temporary employment

Temporary employment, temporary work, temporary employment work or even personnel leasing may often have negative connotations, although it offers both companies and employees unique opportunities on the labour market. For example, companies that have to bridge a brief peak-workload or bottleneck periods, as well as employees who are just starting their job or reorientating themselves, benefit from temporary employment (TE).

A win-win model

And this is exactly where Hays comes in as a specialised personnel service provider. We offer you competent and flexible support – whether you are looking for staff at short notice or you want to apply your skills to a company for a fixed period of time. As an employee, this offers you a wide range of opportunities to get to know new work contexts and to further your education. Temporary work can also lead to long-term collaboration. Let's find out together in which areas you need active support or where you can contribute your expertise.

What is temporary employment? 

Temporary employment consists of three interrelated pillars providing mutual benefits and complying with certain contractual regulations. The temporary employment agency (Hays) plays a central role as a staffing agency. We have permanent (temporary) employees whose work we "lend" to companies (hirers) for a fixed period of time. Contracts are concluded between the (temporary) employees and Hays as well as between Hays and the company (hirer). (Temporary) Employees and the user company do not conclude a contract. Only the services provided by the temporary agency workers to the company take place.

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Our co-operation is based on the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG).This regulates essential issues for all parties involved in temporary employment (employees, staffing agencies and hirers) such as the rights and obligations of each party, the type and duration of employment, as well as fair remuneration of the employee. In this way, we combat illegal forms of temporary employment and champion the honest use of temporary staff.

Our experts will be happy to advise you on all questions relating to temporary employment, your options and areas of application.

Temporary employment: a flexible solution for employers

Do you need competent support for your team at short notice? Then we have the flexible solution for you with temporary employment. For several decades, we have been gaining experience as a distributor of qualified specialists, which has led us to compile a large pool of experts that we can fall back on at any time. Therefore, we succeed in providing you with active support for your short-term vacancy within a short time.

Decide for yourself as to what period of time you need our experts in temporary employment. We lend you our staff for at least one, but a maximum of 18 months – enough time for you to react to market changes and bridge any bottleneck periods.

Advantages of temporary staffing with Hays

  • We can assume the entire recruitment process for you
  • Choose from our large pool of qualified temporary workers
  • Compliance with the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) and equal-pay requirements via our Consulting Concept Compliant Sourcing
  • No referral fee
  • No minimum contract periods
  • Possibility of taking over personnel from temporary work in permanent employment

Together with you, we analyse your needs and develop a solution adapted to your situation.

Specialism-specific temporary employment

As a hirer, you need qualified temporary workers who have knowledge of your specialism. That's why our sales staff will provide you with suitable profiles of candidates who have the necessary expertise pertaining to your specialism within a short time.

Throughout Germany, we offer our temporary work service in the following specialisms:

Within these economic sectors, we are excellently networked and know your requirements. Therefore, the following applies to us: We efficiently bring you together with temporary agency workers. Get in touch with your personal specialist advisor now in order to get to know everything worth knowing about Hays' temporary employment in direct exchange.

Temporary work for employees: a job with long-term prospects

There are many situations in which temporary employment offers you attractive job opportunities. Whether as a career entry, as a re-entry after a longer break or in the event of a re-orientation on the labour market – in these situations, we offer you the security of a permanent position at Hays, combined with the opportunity to gain professional experience as a temporary worker at our partner companies and to continuously further your education.

As a member of the Association of German Temporary Employment Agencies, we are bound by a collective agreement and draft our contracts in accordance with employment law.

What this means for you:

  • Reliable and fair payment
  • Company pension scheme
  • Social protection
  • Continued payment of wages in the event of illness and leave
  • Assistance with removals or furnishing of secondary residences

Within a few months, you will get to know new fields of work and get involved in long-term projects. In regular employee appraisals, we ensure that you are satisfied and advise you on all your career questions. Apply with us and get to know us personally.

Should your work at the hiring company result in mutual interest in a permanent position, we will gladly release you to enter into the company. You then conclude a new employment contract with your new employer.

Hays engagiert sich mehr als jeder andere Personaldienstleister für das Thema Arbeitnehmerüberlassung.
Arbeiten Sie beim einem der engagiertesten Unternehmer dieser Branche, kommen Sie zu uns!

Questions about temporary employment 

Since the new Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) came into force in April 2017, an upper limit has been set for the duration of temporary agency work. Since then, temporary agency workers have been allowed to carry out the same activity with a hirer for a maximum of 18 months. At the end of this period, the respective company can take over the temporary worker either in permanent employment – but then with a contract between employer and employee. However, the company is also allowed to fill the same job with new temporary workers.

Since the new Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) came into force in April 2017, an upper limit has been set for the duration of temporary agency work. Since then, temporary agency workers have been allowed to carry out the same activity with a hirer for a maximum of 18 months. At the end of this period, the respective company can take over the temporary worker either in permanent employment – but then with a contract between employer and employee. However, the company is also allowed to fill the same job with new temporary workers.


Yes, through collective agreements or company agreements, temporary agency workers can also be loaned beyond the 18-month period. In these cases, even a temporary employment contract with a term of several years is possible.

Yes, through collective agreements or company agreements, temporary agency workers can also be loaned beyond the 18-month period. In these cases, even a temporary employment contract with a term of several years is possible.


According to the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG), every company wishing to borrow staff must submit an application for temporary employment to the competent Federal Employment Agency. A corresponding authorisation (Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) permit or Temporary staffing (ANÜ) license) will then be granted. Hays has this permission as a borrower and is thus able to lend temporary staff to hiring companies for a specified period of time.

According to the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG), every company wishing to borrow staff must submit an application for temporary employment to the competent Federal Employment Agency. A corresponding authorisation (Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) permit or Temporary staffing (ANÜ) license) will then be granted. Hays has this permission as a borrower and is thus able to lend temporary staff to hiring companies for a specified period of time.


Temporary employment exists when a hiring company lends a temporary worker to another company (hirer). In each case, the lending company concludes a contract with the temporary worker and with the hiring company. This is particularly advantageous for hirers if there is a holiday-related shortage of staff, or an unexpectedly high level of illness in the company. Even if skilled workers are only needed for a certain period of time, temporary employment is a flexible way to quickly deploy specialist personnel for a limited period of time.

Temporary employment exists when a hiring company lends a temporary worker to another company (hirer). In each case, the lending company concludes a contract with the temporary worker and with the hiring company. This is particularly advantageous for hirers if there is a holiday-related shortage of staff, or an unexpectedly high level of illness in the company. Even if skilled workers are only needed for a certain period of time, temporary employment is a flexible way to quickly deploy specialist personnel for a limited period of time.


As with any serious employment relationship, the working conditions are regulated in the employment contract. The rights of temporary workers and the associated obligations of agencies and hirers are regulated by the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG).

This regulates, among other things:

  • Permit requirements for temporary commercial employment
  • Time limits of the assignment
  • Financial equality with comparable permanent employees.

As with any serious employment relationship, the working conditions are regulated in the employment contract. The rights of temporary workers and the associated obligations of agencies and hirers are regulated by the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG).

This regulates, among other things:

  • Permit requirements for temporary commercial employment
  • Time limits of the assignment
  • Financial equality with comparable permanent employees.

In principle, temporary agency workers have the right to the same remuneration that the hirer would pay to a comparable permanent employee. There is no entitlement to collectively agreed payment.

In principle, temporary agency workers have the right to the same remuneration that the hirer would pay to a comparable permanent employee. There is no entitlement to collectively agreed payment.


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