Employer staffing solutions involve the use of temporary employees. Temporary workers play a critical role in a company’s ability to meet demand, support full-time staff, and reach profitability goals with maximum flexibility. Because they are not full-time employees of the company they are working for, sometimes management of temporary employees can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Because temporary employees play a pivotal role, proper management is necessary to keep temporary workers as motivated as the company’s full-time workers are for maximum productivity. Here are six tips to help ensure temporary employees perform well on the job.
Tip #1: Make Everyone Feel Like a Valued Team Member
Employers want everyone involved with a job to be working toward the same common goal, no matter what that goal is. Although temporary employees will only be with the company a short period of time, making them an included and informed member of the team is wise. Offer proper training and background information on the project they are working on, introduce them to all of the key players, and let them know their work is both necessary and appreciated. If the team is participating in a social event outside of work, consider inviting the temporary employees to join a well. By making temporary employees feel like they are a member of the team, they will be happier and more productive and act like a positive, contributing member of the team.
Tip #2: Keep the Lines of Communication Open
Good communication is the key to any successful relationship, even a temporary one. A necessary measure to effectively managing temporary employees is to communicate often, formally and informally. Let temporary employees know whom to contact with any questions and concerns. Check in with them periodically to see how things are going. Offer constructive feedback on their job performance.
Tip #3: Establish Clear and Obtainable Goals
Temporary employees are just like full-time employees – they need clear goals set that can realistically be achieved. Make certain you communicate the goals, resources for achieving, timeline, and whom to contact with any questions or concerns. The more details provided, the better.
Tip #4: Monitor Performance Along the Way
Just as with full-time staff, management will need to monitor the performance of temporary employees as well. This is not a once and done situation. Effective management involves ongoing monitoring to track productivity and performance. This is especially important because the data you gather from temporary employees can be used to justify additional full-time employees or shine a light on production deficiencies or core business areas that need attention.
Tip #5: Offer Praise and Recognition
Everyone likes recognition for a job well done. Temporary employees are no exception. Praise and recognition are free or cost very little but pay off big time to keep employees motivated and wanting to do a good job. It’s also an effective tool to help temporary employees develop a better understanding of the kind of job performance that is most effective at the company.
Tip #6: Recruit From Your Temporary Employee Pool
Do not overlook a powerful resource that temporary employees present. They have on-the-job training that will ensure they will be valued full-time employees. Keep an eye out for standout temporary employees who would make good full-time employees.
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