How to Find the Best Temporary Workers in Town

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By Lorna Faires

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How_to_Find_the_Best_Temporary_Workers_in_Town.jpgHiring temp workers at your business can be invaluable. When employees call in sick, go on vacation or on leave, or when demand increases, temps can be called in to fill in and help. Hiring temps can help you avoid being understaffed, so your productivity and efficiency levels can remain high at all times.

However, having unproductive and lazy temporary workers on staff isn’t much better than being short staffed. Lazy temps can do more harm than good. Therefore, it’s important that you find and hire the best temporary workers in town.

Here’s how to do just that.

Partner with a Temp Staffing Firm

The first step to ensuring that you only have top-quality temps filling in at your company is to partner with a temp staffing firm. Its recruiters, after all, are experts at recruiting and hiring. They know what to look for in great temporary workers. They know how to spot unproductive temps. And the agency will have a huge network of workers for you to choose from, so you can choose the best of the best—the temps that fully meet your company’s needs.

Discuss Your Needs

However, for your staffing agency to find you the best temporary workers that perfectly meet your needs, the agency will need to know what exactly your needs are. So once you’ve chosen a temporary staffing agency to work with, it’s important to be open and honest with its recruiters. It’s important to take the time required to discuss your needs. Together, you can figure out exactly who your ideal candidate is—what their qualifications are, what their experience is, and what their personality is like. This is the first step that recruiters take before they can go out in search of the best temporary workers in town.

Discuss Your Culture

Skills and experience aren’t the only qualifications that matter, however. Your temporary workers will be more likely to work harder, be loyal, and be reliable if they really care about what you do and how you do it. That’s why hiring for cultural fit still matters with temps, even if they’ll only be there for a short while.

Explain your organization’s culture to your temp staffing firm. Let its recruiters get a feel for your workplace, your workforce, and your beliefs and values, so they can find candidates who match your culture.

Be Honest, Give Feedback

Your staffing agency can help you hire more and more great temp workers if its recruiters know what you’re looking for—that’s why it’s important to give feedback. Did its recruiters find you the best temporary workers the last time around? Explain exactly what made you love them. If past temps weren’t really up for the job, give feedback about this as well, so your recruiters know to eliminate similar candidates in the future.

Create a Positive Work Environment for Your Temps

When you find the best temporary workers, you don’t want to give them up. You’d love to have them come back to work for you again and again when you need more help. To make these great temps want to go back to work for you, you must create a positive work environment for them. You must make them feel included and welcomed. You must make them feel like they’re part of the team and you must show them that they’re valued. Otherwise, they won’t want to come back.

And they could also spread the news of your poor work environment around the temporary staffing industry. If you don’t treat your temps well, other top talent will hear about it and steer clear of your workplace.

Contact Liberty Staffing to find the best temporary workers in town.

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Lorna Faires

I have over 15 years of experience in the staffing industry, in a management role. I possess a strong background in recruitment, screening, and connecting candidates with the right employment opportunities. I love all animals, but especially my 3 dogs. Hiking and canoeing are my passions, and getting out into nature and being unplugged is my favourite way to spend my vacations.

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