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For temp-to-perm, attendance is key

Posted on January 16th, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

For some people, starting a seasonal or temporary worker position is just a brief respite from unemployment until the company lets them go.

However, it doesn't have to be that way, WSPA-TV reports.

For example, Home Depot recently announced it will hire 70,000 seasonal workers this spring, and one store manager in South Carolina said he plans to keep at least one-third of his hires.

In order to stand out in a manager's eyes and improve their chances of being retained, workers should make it a point to be on time.

"They're going to look at attendance really strongly, (so) make sure the person's on time for work, make sure that they do what they're told to do and they don't sit on the phone (or engage in) Facebooking or Twittering," Herb Dew, president of employment services company Human Technologies, told the news source.

The Sacramento Bee adds that Home Depot will hire around 30 to 35 workers per store, with jobs lasting about four months.

Other ways to make an impression, WSPA-TV explains, include offering to pick up hours on days other workers call in sick, asking questions about future goals and explaining permanent aspirations to managers.

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