Why Communication With Temporary Employees is Critical

September 13th, 2018

If your company has hired temp employees, it’s imperative you communicate with these workers properly from day one. While they may not be sticking around the business long term, they can provide your company with invaluable services during the time they’re employed – provided you give them the tools to succeed.

Communicating regularly and openly with temp workers is critical because:

  • Temp workers need to know your policies on safety. Avoiding workplace injuries should be a top priority for every business, regardless of the field. When you bring on temp workers, it’s imperative you make sure they are well-versed in safety protocols and procedures, so they do not put themselves or other workers at risk. Talking to temp workers about safety and providing adequate training could literally save lives.
  • It’s important temp workers understand your procedures. You want temp workers to complete their tasks properly to your specifications. They can only do that if they know the processes used to accomplish their work tasks. Providing them with this training can get them off on the right foot and can ensure your entire workforce is as productive as possible.
  • Temp workers need to know what is expected of them. Most temp workers want to be an asset to your organization and they hope to succeed in the position they’ve been hired for. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know how to live up to your company’s expectations if you don’t lay out the metrics for success. Temp workers will be much more productive and likely to meet, or exceed your expectations for doing quality work, if they know what you want from them. Taking a little time to explain how you define success could save you a lot of time later in correcting mistakes and could help to ensure you get high-quality work product.

While communication is key, you also need to make certain the temp workers you bring on board are qualified. SmartTalent can help you to find skilled temp employees in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas, so give us a call today to learn how we can help your business to hire the best people.

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