According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), one in three people in the UK has worked as a temporary worker at some point in their lives. And almost all of these people (28%) have used an agency to get temporary work.

The REC also states that, on any given day, 1.1 million people are placed into temporary work assignments by UK recruiters.

Yet, there is often a workplace divide between temporary workers and permanent employees. Temporary workers can feel like they are not engaged with the office culture, or don’t receive the same office benefits. If they don’t feel quite as passionate about the business as permanent employees, this can lead to decreased productivity.

When you provide your clients with the temporary workers they need to fulfil their business needs, how can you make sure that these temporary workers feel as engaged and motivated as their permanent colleagues?

Motivate and Engage Your Temporary Workers

Manage Expectations

If you set expectations at the time of employment, and inform the candidates about the exact duration of the job, it will be easier for temporary workers to feel motivated towards achieving their goals. It’s fair towards the candidate, because they know exactly why they are joining a company and how long they’ll be there for, and it’s fair towards the client, because they will be matched with a temporary worker who knows exactly where they stand. It also helps to make sure candidates are kept up-to-date about any more permanent opportunities that may arise with the company they are currently working for.

Streamline Administration

Temporary workers face a lot of insecurity, but when they are getting paid shouldn’t be one of them. Using a good umbrella company can be a great way for your agency to streamline administration and payrolling, and to offer the workers on your books added benefits such as the ability to claim certain tax-free expenses.

Offer Help to Get Banking Facilities

Particularly if you are signing temporary workers from EU countries, you could consider helping your temporary workers with banking facilities. More often than not, temporary workers from outside of the UK struggle to open a basic banking account. This is often due to the fact that their credit score can’t be checked or they haven’t been in the country for long enough. By providing the workers on your books with a practical alternative to traditional banking, such as Suits Me, your workers will be provided with a VISA debit card that can be used worldwide, as well as online banking facilities. Suits Me also provides added benefits, such as a cashback rewards in many UK stores.

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