Four Strategies to Effectively Onboard Temporary Employees

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They’re only with your company for a short while, but temporary employees are still part of the team. Since they’ll be completing work on behalf of your organization, you need to onboard them just as you would a traditional hire. Well-informed temporary workers who feel valued and appreciated are much more productive than those left to their own devices.

Follow these tips to get your temporary staffers off to the right start.

  1. Don’t Skip New-Hire Orientation

You might assume it’s a waste of time to put temporary employees through new-hire orientation, but the opposite is true. Just like any other worker, they need to get acquainted with company policies and procedures to succeed. A strong introduction to your organization will get them off on the right foot.

  1. Provide Adequate Training

Most temporary workers arrive equipped with the basic knowledge needed to do the job, but your company has its own systems. You can’t expect temporary workers to know how things are done at your organization unless they’re trained, so take the time to show them the ropes. This will allow them to be more effective at their jobs, maximizing your investment.

  1. Supply the Right Equipment

Temporary employees want to please you, but there’s only so much they can do without the proper tools. There’s no point in hiring them if you’re not willing to invest in the equipment needed to do their jobs the right way. Anything less will be frustrating for everyone. Make sure their workstation, electronic devices and software access are setup and ready to go from day one, to make them feel welcome and maximize their time.

  1. Assign a Mentor

Getting settled into a new job takes time, so pair temporary workers with a seasoned employee who can take them under their wing. This person can help with the transition by answering their questions, introducing them to colleagues and helping them fit in with the team. Temporary staffers don’t always feel comfortable coming to the boss with questions, comments and concerns, so a mentor can be hugely beneficial.

Whether you need temporary, temporary-to-staff or direct hire employees, Barrington Staffing has you covered. Our team is here to help you find the right person for your Los Angeles or Ventura County team. Start your search today!

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