What is a placement?

In general recruitment terminology, the term placement is often used to refer to the successful allocation of a person to a job.

A placement can also refer to the temporary posting of a worker at a workplace that is not typically their own.

Placements occur for a set, finite period of time that is agreed upon between the workplace and the worker. Unlike temporary work, the purpose of a placement of this nature is usually to give the worker an opportunity to learn something from a new work environment or for them to contribute something to that environment for a set period of time.

After a placement has been completed, a worker will usually return to their usual place of work, ideally with insight to bring to their role or business.

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