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Hiring Temporary Staff

Need a Temp? Our Temporary Staffing Service assists hiring managers in filling temporary long- and short-term vacancies. Whether it’s vacation coverage, a special project, or interim assistance while you conduct a search for a regular employee, a temporary employee can be a valuable resource in helping you meet business demands.

Temporary worker and contractor hiring

All requests for non-student temporary workers and contractors (independent contractors and contractors through 3rd party staffing agencies) need to flow through the Position Management Process before work is performed if the expected cost of assignment is greater than $20,000. For more information visit the Position Management Process website

Sourced temp service

This service offers sourcing and placement assistance to help you find the best temporary employee to meet your needs. For assistance in recruiting a temporary employee for your department, please forward your approved Temporary/Contractor Request Form to HRTA@northwestern.edu.

Non-Student Direct Temps and Student Temps

New Process! review a brief presentation  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 or Student Temp  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 along with approved Temporary/Contractor Request Form 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.