Temporary Staffing Center for Managers

Welcome to the Northwestern University Temporary Staffing Center, our in-house temporary employment service. Our Temporary Staffing Center assists hiring managers in filling temporary long- and short-term vacancies, and serves as a resource for job applicants seeking temporary employment. We provide temporary staffing coverage for various needs throughout the University, including vacation coverage, leaves of absence, special projects, seasonal peaks and unexpected business demands.

Sourced Temp Service

The Temporary Staffing Center can assist your department with sourcing and recruiting top talent! For assistance in recruiting a temporary employee for your department, please complete the Temporary Requisition Form  PDF.

Non-Student Direct Temps & Student Temps

New Process! review a brief presentation PDF highlighting the new direct/student temp process.

If you have identified a temporary candidate on your own, and would like to hire them, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Hiring Manager (or department representative) sends the Non-Student Direct Temp PDF or Student Temp PDF onboarding checklist to their candidate of choice.
  2. Following the instructions on the onboarding checklist, Temp completes all required steps and returns the completed paperwork to the Hiring Manager.
  3. Hiring Manager completes the bottom section of the Personal Data Form labeled ""For Temporary Employees Only" and submits all completed paperwork for:
  4. After candidate enters background check information (required for Non-Student Temps only) and completes I-9 Section 2 (all Non-Student and Student Temps), the temp hire will be processed.

If you have questions, please contact the Temporary Staffing Center at DirectTemps@northwestern.edu or 847-467-4506.