Today, many companies turn to contract workers to fill open positions. Hiring contract workers can allow you to meet fluctuating demand, give you the chance to test out potential new employees without making a big commitment and help you to keep labor costs down. However, contract workers and full-time workers don’t always build the types of relationships necessary to maximize collaboration and to ensure a safe work site is created.
Your company can boost relationships between contract workers and full-time workers so staff members can work better together by:
- Including contract workers in meetings and discussions: If you have a team meeting to brainstorm solutions to a problem, ask contract workers to sit in. If you provide training and information about company goals, give the details to contact workers as long as they aren’t confidential. By including contract workers, they’ll feel like they’re working toward the same goals as full-time staff so a team atmosphere will be created. Bonus: Contract workers may have great ideas to share and their contributions may help your company in important ways.
- Providing time for personal interactions: Encourage full-time and contract workers to take their breaks together. Provide snacks or lunch one day for the whole team so everyone can eat together and can get to know each other. By providing time to foster personal relationships, contract and full-time workers can develop camaraderie so they’ll be able to work more cooperatively.
- Leading by example: Managers shouldn’t treat contract workers as any less important than full-time staff members. Others on the team will take a cue from managers if they respect the opinions and contributions of those who are only in the office for a limited duration or basis.
Hiring great contract workers and caring, knowledgeable full-time workers is key to ensuring every member of your staff works well together. High Profile helps companies to hire temporary, temp-to-hire, and full-time workers in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas. To find out more about how our staffing service can help, give us a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online today.