Temporary staffing is a leading indicator of the job market and right now the industry is pretty robust. So how do you go about making sure you’ve hired the best possible temporary employees for your short term needs? Besides partnering with a local staffing company that can understand your requirements, here are some additional things you can do when bringing on temporary workers.

  1. Develop your job descriptions. Proper communication is essential in hiring short term staff. From the very start you need to be clear about your expectations. This begins with the job description. You know you want someone who possesses all the necessary skills who can hit the ground running, so be sure to be detailed in your request. If you are finding it difficult to articulate everything you need, talk with the staffing representative at the agency that can help you work through the wording.
  2. Try video interviewing. Skype or Google+ Hangouts can give you an edge when you’re rushed to find a perfect candidate. Rather than wasting weeks going through a face to face interview process work with your staffing source to set up video interviews. Phone screens have been effective in the past, but adding the video component can give you a way to assess body language and non-verbal cues.
  3. Consider virtual or online staffing. Freelance is also becoming a popular movement in our post-recession economy. Many talented individuals who found themselves without employment during the height of the recession began to work for themselves and never went back to conventional employment. You may wish to consider a freelance expert who can work on a contingent basis and help you with short term projects.
  4. Plan for the future. Temporary may just be temporary, but you never know how things will work out. If you think of your short term employee like you do every other hire you make you will be more likely to find a future long term employee in the project. Talk with your recruiter to find out the best culture fit with your current team and match the skills and core values to the perfect candidate.

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