There are some estimates that temporary workers now make up around a third of the total workforce in the United States. And yet many employers are not taking the time to get to know them.
While this is understandable—after all, they aren’t a permanent part of the team—they are contributing to the success of the company while they are there, and it has long been proved that workers perform much better when they feel appreciated.
Given the fact that they are essential components of a productive and profitable organization, and that you might need their services in the future, it makes good business sense to take time to get to know something about them. Here are some of the benefits you’ll get in return:
You Will Establish Trust
Every business needs employees who are committed to its success. Without the element of trust, there is little chance of having a workplace filled with dedicated workers. And it’s just as important that you establish trust with your contract workers as with your permanent staff.
One sure way to gain their trust is to talk to them and show some interest in their lives. You’ll be showing them you recognize their efforts and that you care about them as a person.
You’ll Open the Lines of Communication
Clear communication is essential in every workplace. Unfortunately, contract workers could be reluctant to communicate if they aren’t comfortable talking to you. If you get to know them and build a relationship with them, however, they will feel that they can communicate with you and share their opinions, which leads to the next benefit.
They Will Talk to You About Issues in the Workplace
Let’s face it. There are always issues in the workplace. That’s why it’s so important for employers to be able to rely on their workers to report potential problems that could affect productivity or safety. As mentioned, once temporary workers feel comfortable talking to you, they can become another pair of eyes to see issues and alert you to them.
You Will Have a Motivated Temporary Workforce
If you treat all your workers, both temporary and full-time, with the same respect, you will create a strong and highly-motivated team. Temporary employees are no different than regular employees in that they perform better if their work is recognized and appreciated. When you get to know your temporary people, it sends the message that you noticed them and that they are making a difference in the company. So, never underestimate the power of recognition in the success of your business!
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Let us know what you need, and we’ll help you find it. Contact the professionals at Outsource. We are the largest staffing firm in the nation specializing in the placement of low voltage and electrical talent.
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