Want better results from your temporary employees – every time? Then get your staffing “ducks” in a row. Use these simple tips to prevent problems, ensure temporaries get off to a great start, streamline management, and get the most from your investment:
Don’t “wing it.”
Your temporary employees will arrive prepared to work. So get ready for them – before they start. Assemble necessary paperwork and orientation materials, and make sure that their work areas are stocked and ready to go. When you take care of these details ahead of time, your temporaries can get down to work more quickly.
Provide essential information up front.
When temporaries have essential information at their fingertips, they spend more time on productive work – and less time seeking assistance. Carefully review temporaries’ job responsibilities, as well as your expectations, at the outset of assignments. Explain what they should do if they:
- encounter a problem
- need a question answered
- finish their work early
Welcome them to the flock.
When temporary employees feel valued and welcomed, they’re motivated to work harder – and perform better – for you. So although they may only be with you for a short time, make temporaries feel like a part of the team. Introduce them to coworkers and supervisors. Be sure they know where to park, eat lunch, and get a glass of water. Explain how their work fits into your company’s “big picture.”
Allow the staffing service to conduct training.
If your temporary employees require training, ask your staffing partner to handle it for you. Provide all feedback to the staffing firm’s service coordinator and request that they, as the workers’ “employer of record,” coach their employees.
Never tolerate poor performance.
Staffing services are designed to enhance your company’s performance – not undermine it. Carefully monitor temporary employees’ productivity, accuracy and attitude. If an individual fails to live up to your expectations, ask the staffing firm to replace him immediately. Simple, proactive steps like these can help you get better results from your temporary staff – every time. And whenever you need highly skilled temporaries to:
- provide coverage for vacations or unplanned absences,
- tackle special projects,
- handle sudden surges in business, or
- take over repetitive or non-core activities
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your business goals.
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