How to Incorporate Temporary Workers Into Your Team
Bringing on temporary staff can help your business during periods of heavy production or whenever you need extra hands. Temporary workers can be excellent aides when you need some extra help. Still, some issues could arise if you do not go about incorporating these workers the right way. To ensure that temporary workers are a solution, not a problem, follow these recommendations for incorporating these new workers into your team.
Know Your Responsibilities
First, you should know your responsibilities when it comes to temporary workers. This can be confusing, as you can share responsibility with the staffing agency which works with these temp workers. Responsibilities can be different in every situation, but the most common things businesses will be responsible for are equipment and hazard training.
The best way to make sure you keep temporary workers informed and safe is to create a system that guarantees that you cover all necessary bases. The first step is to plan accordingly. Assess the amount of labor required to accomplish the job you are hiring a person for. This can help you recruit more temp workers, if needed, rather than overloading one employee.
You should also be fully aware of your workplace’s conditions and any precautions you should communicate to new employees.
Fill Out the Paperwork
Every temporary hire requires paperwork and contracts to be completed by the staffing agency. The usual forms include I-9, W-4, state withholding forms and agreements, an employment letter, training agreements, and a temporary employment contract. Your staffing agency partner can work with you to make sure all paperwork is signed, so you avoid any bumps in the road later.
Train Every Person Thoroughly
Your new temp worker’s training should begin from the moment they are hired. They should be treated like any other employee and given refresher training whenever necessary. All employees should receive fresher training as a standard practice, so you can always be sure that every person is adequately informed.
Taking these measures can ensure that your temporary worker’s experience with your company is smooth, safe, and beneficial to your business.
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