Integrating Temps in the Workplace - SmartTalentHiring temp workers through staffing agencies has become common practice among employers. If you are bringing on temporary employees, you want to make sure these workers are as motivated and as committed to the success of the project as your full-time workers are.

In order to ensure temp employees feel like an integral part of the team, there are a few key things you should do from day one whenever a temporary worker comes on board at your organization:

  • Identify people on staff to facilitate the integration process. Are there staff members or managers who know the company and the project particularly well who can serve as mentors to the temp workers as they come on-board? By pairing a full-time staff member with a temp worker, they can provide the background and information the temp employee needs to become integrated into the team.
  • Foster an attitude of inclusivity. When you’re having project update meetings, include the temp workers. When everyone heads out to a group lunch, invite the temp workers along. By including the temporary staff in everything, you can show those workers are an integral part of the team – at least for the time being.
  • Provide insight into your organization. Consider giving temp workers access to company social media sites or intranets so they can understand the company hierarchy and connect with their co-workers. You can also provide organizational charts so the temp workers know who is in charge of specific issues in case they have a question or problem.
  • Hire professional contractors accustomed to integration. If you recruit people who routinely do temp work, they should have experience successfully integrating themselves with full-time workers. They’ll know exactly what to do to become a part of the team since they will have done it at past temp positions.

SmartTalent offers top staffing services that can help your company find temp workers who are ready to hit the ground running from day one at your organization. When you need temporary workers to make up a part of your team, contact our staffing agency today. We help employers find capable and motivated temp workers in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lynnwood, Lacey and surrounding locations.