3 Tips for Onboarding Temps

October 11th, 2013

Temporary employees require special consideration. Often bringing a temp on board is a process that is taken for granted. We expect them to “hit the ground running” but fail to realize that they need some coaching on the company culture and environment to be successful. If you want to ensure the success of your new temporary employee consider an onboarding program to get them acclimated to the job and business. Here are three tips for an easy start to your temp’s assignment.

  • Keep your staff in the know. Your current team often holds the key to creating a comfortable environment for your temporary employee. Before the temp starts work talk to your staff about who will be joining them, how long their assignment will be, and what they are there to accomplish. This will also give you an opportunity to assure your staff that their jobs are not going to be threatened by this new, short term employee. They are there to make the job easier, not harder.
  • Provide continuous communication. You trust your new temp employee and believe that they can do the duties assigned, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore them for three months. Provide consistent feedback, both good and bad, to help them with their assignment. Negative situations have a way of accumulating and if you don’t address issues right away you may find that they can’t be fixed. Also, be sure to offer feedback to your recruiter. This will help them understand how their employee is performing.
  • Designate a mentor. Ask one of your trusted team members to help ease the transition of the new temporary employee. This person can work as a mentor and help the temp learn about the office and be a go-to person for questions. Everything from where the copy machine is located to best place to grab lunch in the area are ways the mentor can help the temp. The mentor employee can also check in with the temp and will become someone your new employee can trust to answer questions.

Are you in need of temporary help for a project in your office? Call Meador Staffing today! 


Time and Dollars Saved Using a Staffing Agency

October 12th, 2011

Among the many benefits a staffing agency can bring to your candidate search is a significant savings in both time and money. This hiring option frees you to focus on what’s truly important—the successful operation of your business and a focus on the strategy needed to make it grow.

Start with time saved.

As any HR recruiter knows, the hiring process involves many moving parts, including (but not limited to) receiving, processing and reviewing resumes; scheduling  and conducting interviews; and negotiating terms of salary and benefits. Each of these steps requires a significant time investment.

With a staffing agency, you don’t risk investing time in the entire laborious process, only to find the person wasn’t really qualified in the first place.

Experienced technical recruiters in a first-class staffing agency know how to sift through reams of resumes to find and select the best candidates. Staffing agencies follow precise screening procedures for both direct hires and temporary personnel, seeking not only a person with the skills and experience you’re looking for, but the right personality to succeed in your workplace.

The result? You see only qualified candidates for the open position, without the time-consuming labor involved in getting there.

Save money with direct hires or temporary staff.

For many small businesses, bringing on temporary staff helps control costs and reduce employment risk. Since temporary personnel work for the staffing  agency–not the business itself–overhead costs like overtime, benefits and unemployment claims aren’t your concern. These individuals can be used as needed, without having to commit to a 40-hour work week.

A high-quality staffing agency handles the employment process for both direct hires and temporary personnel. This includes the costs related to pre-employment  testing, background investigations and drug screenings. Expenses related to payroll processing and benefits administration are reduced as well.

At Meador Staffing, we deliver flexible and customized staffing solutions for employers across Texas and beyond. Our solutions help employers cut costs, improve workforce flexibility, and find top candidates for their unique needs.  When you partner with Meador, we take care of all the work for you.