Include the temps in meetings, social outings, or other events to make them feel welcome on the team. Even though their employment contract is short-term, being proud to work for the company and liking the people they work with leads to better results.
- Recognize their accomplishments
Temporary and contract employees are often overlooked, but they were brought in for a reason—businesses operate at higher efficiencies when temps are taking work off of the full-time staff. Every once in a while, remind them of this. Give the short-term employees a shoutout for their hard work and dedication. Recognition is incredibly encouraging, especially if it comes from a senior-level leader in the company.
During their time at the company, stay accessible, supportive, and keep lines of communication open to ensure that they remain productive and are clear on current objectives. Even after parting ways, it is beneficial to nurture a good relationship by offering recommendations and even sending an email or letter to check on them. This can result in great referrals or an eager full-time employee if a need arises.