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Preparing for a temporary worker’s arrival saves time

Posted on September 19th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Bringing in a temporary worker can act as a great way to save costs and prevent a business from slowing down, while also identifying a potential future staff member, the Delaware Coast Press reports.

Temp workers are also less likely to develop negative attitudes that typically come with full-time exposure to office politics and management issues.

When bringing in a temp worker, managers should be sure to explain to their staff that a new employee is coming aboard. Veteran staff members may feel threatened by a new worker if they're unaware of the person's role.

Furthermore, someone within the temp's department should be assigned to meet them when they enter the facility, show them around, introduce them to other workers and give them general direction to increase their comfort level.

Lastly, owners should have a desk set up and ready for use on the first day, so the worker can immediately jump into assignments.

According to a recent report from the McKinsey Global Institute, in the next five years, more than half of employers expect to rely more on temporary, part-time and contract workers, the San Diego Reader points out.

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