When you take a moment to look back over the past week or even the past month how do you think your temporary employees have been treated in your office? If you’re not sure, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
- Did I spend enough time with them?
- Did I offer to help them as much as I could?
- Did I make them feel like a number or a real person?
I know the office can be complete insanity at times but you really have to slow down the process when you’re working with your temporary associates. We get so used to technology that at times I think we forget how to work with people and how to spend QUALITY time with them. Remember, these employees are a direct reflection of you and your company.
How can you send someone out of your office without really knowing who they are, what they’re looking for and what they feel comfortable with? Well, you can, but you never know what might happen when the temp starts his or her new job.
Sure, the interview process can be very impersonal if you make it that way. You can have someone sit down in front of a kiosk, fill out an application and be on their merry way. But again – do you know them?
Did you talk to them? Did they become REAL to you?
Taking this extra time will translate into lower turnover rates at customer locations because it will be a better fit the first time around. It will also increase your temp workers’ satisfaction rate.
Would you feel comfortable having your name (figuratively) stamped on an employee’s forehead if you no clue who they were. Because if you don’t take the time to get to know them, that’s exactly what you are doing.