Top Tips for managing temporary workers effectively…

1. Communicate
It is important to keep communicating with temporary staff so that you are aware of any problems that may arise and deal with them quickly. It is also vital that they feel they can talk to you – mistakes can develop into crises if a temporary worker is too afraid to approach you for advice.

2. Prepare for their arrival
Let your team know when temporary workers are starting and ask if they have any suggestions on how to best utilise them. Make sure new arrivals have all the resources they need to do the job effectively – desks, computers with all the necessary passwords and the relevant stationery before they arrive.

3. Make them feel welcome
On their first day, introduce your temporary worker to the team, pointing out specific people who they can turn to for help. Give them an induction, show them where all the facilities are, such as toilets and the canteen, and provide any top-up training they need.

4. Be inclusive
Temporary workers are more likely to deliver if you treat them as one of the team. It may be easier to let them get on with things on their own, but they will be more inclined to do a good job if they feel part of a communal project.

5. Show appreciation
Always acknowledge the effort of temporary workers by giving them thanks for a job well done. This will increase their motivation to perform for you and to go “the extra mile”.


When have you last taken time out to critically assess the efficiency of your current business processes?
Are some of your processes causing you concern?
Are your management results outdated by the time they are produced?
Would you benefit from outsourcing the front end recruitment process and thereby free up time to grow your business?
Remember that one of the many benefits of outsourcing is that you only pay for the service you receive, whilst having access to the knowledge & experience of a specialised outsourcing team.