Here at Sloane Staffing, a tech company staffing West Palm Beach, we’ve noticed a trend: hiring temporary or “contract” workers, become increasingly popular. Hiring a temp, or a contractor, is a great way to test out the employee to make sure they fit with the company culture and can do the job they say they can, before bringing them on to the payroll permanently. It can be tough to land a good hire this way though, because a lot of candidates don’t want to leave their full time job if their next role is not a sure thing. It’s important to make contractors feel like they are just as much a part of the team as the rest of the organization. If you want to turn a temp, into a great full-time employee, there are a few things you can do. First, set clear expectations with the contractor. Don’t lie to them, and be transparent about their role, their salary, and if they will have the opportunity or not to become a full-time employee at your company. Temps are usually ambitious, and will go above and beyond what is expected of them. Also, be sure to provide lots of opportunities for them. This includes networking and learning opportunities. Provide the same training to a contractor you would a full-time employee. Also, show them recognition and support. By including them, they will want to join your organization just as much as you want to bring them on. With regards to day-to-day work, small and frequent recognition can go a long way to retaining your best-performing temporary workers. We hope these tips help you turn your temporary hire into a top employee at your company. If you need help from a tech company staffing West Palm Beach, contact us today at 561.512.8989.