best traits of temporary workers
The best temporary workers are eager to learn new skills in new environments.

The Best Temporary Workers Have These 6 Traits

Temporary workers are an essential component of the booming staffing industry. First Team Staffing, and the companies we work with, are grateful for the millions of individuals who use staffing agencies to facilitate their job search. The versatility, adaptability, and enthusiasm of temporary workers are a few key reasons why they are some of the best workers a company can employ. If you’re looking to gain work as a contract or temporary worker this year, make sure to build the following skills that will help any temporary employee excel at their work.

Temporary Workers Crave a Challenge

If you are a contract or temporary worker, you are open to exciting challenges like trying brand-new areas of work or going the extra mile to meet a project deadline. If you not only crave these challenging environments but thrive in them, you can thrive in a temporary or contract position. 

They Enjoy Variety

Part of being a temporary or contract worker means that you may hold several jobs in one year. With each of these positions comes new assignments and obstacles to overcome, new environments to explore, and new people with which to work. The best temporary workers enjoy this variety; they are flexible and can bring together all of their prior knowledge and experience to each new position. 

Temporary Workers are Focused

With new challenges and circumstances in each position, being a temporary worker means you must remain focused and pay close attention to the project at hand. Being able to have a laser-like focus on what you’re doing, despite not always having the time to adjust to each new work environment, is an invaluable skill. 

Workers Have a Desire to Learn

If you are naturally a person who is open to learning new things, who craves new knowledge and being taught new skills, working as a temporary worker may be perfect for you. Each new position and project requires learning new skills and company policies; if you can learn while performing your job, you have an essential skill for temp or contract work.

They Work Well in Fast-Paced Environments

Temporary and contract workers are often hired for specific projects that need to be finished by an exact deadline. You are a crucial part of a team meant to complete the work efficiently and well; if you find working at a fast pace without sacrificing quality is a skill you possess, you will excel as a temporary worker. 

Temporary Workers are Punctual

Punctuality is a valuable skill for every kind of employee, but it is especially admirable in a temporary employee. A punctual employee is also a reliable one, and a reliable employee who shows up on time ready to work is a key asset for any company. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. 

First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.