How to Stay Engaged with Your Temporary Workers

Temporary jobs are a popular option among today’s workforce. See how you can better engage with temporary workers in your business.

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Tips on Making Your Temporary Workers Feel Welcome and Appreciated

Many job seekers depend on temporary work to make a living, with nearly 17 million people working for contract firms and temporary agencies in 2021, according to the American Staffing Association. To find temporary workers who are reliable and committed to your company, it’s important to find ways to engage with them and make them feel welcome. Here, PeopleReady gives you three tips on how to better engage with your temporary workers.

Be transparent about goals and expectations

Full-time employees and temporary workers alike become frustrated when they don’t have transparency into information like pay expectations and advancement opportunities. You can create an environment of trust with your temp workers by sharing information in a timely manner. It also helps to explain why some decisions that impact your workers are made. While your workers may not always agree with business choices, it’s more likely that they will respect transparency from you.

Support their future career growth

While people choose temporary work for many reasons, one of the most important ones is the potential for finding a full-time role. Helping the temporary workers in your workforce to succeed in their jobs can often set them up to become permanent employees. To start, you can ensure that your training opportunities help them understand the goals of your business and how they fit into your daily operations. When you prepare them to be able to make decisions in various situations, they will feel more empowered and better positioned to succeed.

Show them respect and understanding

A survey from research firm EY shows that 58% of all temporary workers (and 56% of temporary workers aged 25 to 34) believe that full-time counterparts are treated better. In order to address their concerns, you can help temporary workers understand their value and how their work helps achieve the organization’s overall goals. Take time to familiarize yourself with their skills and needs—and look for ways to recognize them for a job well done.

How PeopleReady connects you with temporary workers

Temporary staffing agencies like PeopleReady help you find the workers you need to keep your business running smoothly. Our 600-plus branches across North America give you access to staffing experts to recruit qualified, reliable temporary workers. Meanwhile, our app, JobStack, lets you request on-demand staff 24/7, rate workers and request your favorites to return for future assignments.

The industries we serve include but are not limited to:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Events and venues
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing

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PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company, specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 94,000 businesses and put approximately 220,000 people to work in 2021.