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Recently met with Joanie Ruge, Senior Vice-President of Adecco, “The world leader in workforce solutions.” As such, one of the company’s main businesses is providing temporary workers. It’s no surprise that cautious, cash-strapped companies are looking more and more to temps to fill jobs at more senior levels and in professional capacities. Ruge offered some thoughts on managing temp workers:
--Make the project as specific as possible.
--Communicate the details about your expectations to the person filling that role.
--Manage the project closely. That doesn't mean micromanaging, but making sure you'll get what you need from the person.
--Recognize that even though there is a lot of talent on the market, for many of the people filling the more senior, professional roles, they still have choices and needed to be treated accordingly.
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