Temporary Workers Make Great Employees

4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Former Temporary Worker

As a hiring manager, you’ve probably been trained to look for candidates with longevity at their previous positions as your top choices for new hires. And while a jumpy background can present some red flags, you shouldn’t overlook candidates that have held back-to-back temporary assignments. Candidates who worked several long-term assignments over the course of a few years can have valuable experience to bring to your company, often exceeding that of candidates in more traditional work settings.

Here are some awesome qualities temporary workers possess:

  1. Temporary workers can adapt quickly to new situations. In some cases, temporary workers are hired for one day, one week, or one month assignments. In order to be successful in each position, they have to be able to learn the ropes quickly, with minimal time to train.
  2. Their skills are sharp and up-to-date. With each assignment a temporary worker takes, they acquire new skills and learn new technology and software programs. Since they haven’t been working in one specific role for years, their skill set is more diverse and well-rounded, making them capable of transitioning into a variety of new positions.
  3. They can bring a new perspective to the team. Working for a multitude of employers has exposed them to different management styles and ways of handling daily tasks. They can provide valuable advice on what works and what doesn’t.
  4. Temporary workers have a strong work ethic. When times were tough, these workers were willing to do what they had to in order to pay the bills. Millions of highly skilled workers were laid off during the Recession, which led many to accepting temporary positions out of necessity. If a candidate has completed multiple temporary assignments for the same temp agency, odds are they are considered to be a good, reliable worker.

Over the course of our 30+ year history, Key Resource Group has seen thousands of temporary workers get hired on, and make a significant impact as permanent employees at companies throughout Western New York. If your company is looking to make a new hire, whether temporary or direct hire, let us put our experience to work for you.