4 Tips on Maximizing Temporary Workers

As a South Florida temporary staffing firm, Future Force knows temporary workers can offer your company a host of valuable benefits, from more flexibility to less overhead. But sometimes getting them up and running – and properly integrated with your core staff – can be a challenge. The good news is that there are steps you can take to limit problems and create a healthy relationship for all:

#1: Talk to your employees about why you need temporary workers.

Oftentimes, core staff members can feel threatened when temporary workers show up on the scene. They’ll start to wonder whether or not they’re going to be replaced.

That’s why, before any temporary workers arrive on the job, it’s important to talk to your employees about why you’re hiring them and the benefits they can offer. For instance, if your staff is stretched thin due to a seasonal increase in demand, explain how temporary workers can help take some of the load off. Once they understand how the company – and they personally – will benefit, they’ll be more likely to welcome temporary workers.

#2: Properly onboard your temporary workers.

Oftentimes, employers will forgo onboarding temporary workers and simply train them in the position they’ll be working in. This, however, can impact how well temporary workers integrate within the company, in turn affecting productivity and results.

Instead, a mini onboarding program – where you give temporary workers a better sense of the company mission and vision, and social and cultural nuances – will often lead to better results. Part of this process should also include introducing temporary workers around; giving them a tour of your facility; and explaining everything from where to make copies to where to go for lunch.

#3: Make yourself available and check in regularly.

It’s important that temporary workers feel comfortable coming to you with any questions or concerns. This way, you can avoid miscommunications and mistakes. Beyond having an open door policy, be pro-active, as well. Especially during those first few days on the job, check in with your temporary worker to see how everything is going and how they are adjusting.

#4: Show your appreciation.

Temporary workers want to hear “thank you,” too. So make sure you show your appreciation for a job well done. When you do, they’ll be more motivated to continue doing their best for you.

Interested in learning more about hiring temporary staff for your company?

Contact the team at Future Force. As one of the leading temporary staffing firms in South Florida, we’ve been providing local employers with fast access to the area’s top talent on a temporary and temp-to-hire basis. So if you’re ready for some professional help staffing your team, give Future Force a call.