Temporary employees play a critical role in your company’s success. After all, you call on them when you’re in a pinch: Your seasonal workload is overwhelming, a customer deadline is looming, or a business-critical employee is suddenly absent or has resigned. And, they show up ASAP, prepared to hit the ground running. So, it’s not only important to bring them up to speed quickly, but remember: they may also be candidates for a permanent role in the future. Regardless, you want them to have a positive impression of your company, as they spread the word among their peers and contacts.
For all these reasons and more, you need to keep your temporary workforce members engaged. These three tips will help:
1. Provide robust onboarding and training.
Start engagement with temps – as you should with full-time employees – at the first point of contact with them. This is especially helpful if a person will be working remotely or at a satellite site. Starting there, and throughout their tenure at your company, use interactive communication to make them feel comfortable and at home.
2. Make them feel like part of the team.
Temporary employees may feel like outsiders. The more interaction they have with their FTE coworkers, the better.
3. Give them credit and recognition.
Recognition motivates people and gives them a sense of pride, accomplishment, and ownership. Engaged employees understand that their work is vital, and they appreciate knowing they are part of your organizational success.
To meet your staffing needs in administration, customer service, IT, accounting, finance, legal support, healthcare, and production in the Central Valley region, consider a partnership with PrideStaff Modesto. We’ll help you identify and quickly meet all your talent acquisition requirements: temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire. Contact us today to learn more.