Companies of all sizes require varying staffing needs at different times of the year. Whether the need for temporary employees is due to an increase in client work or because of a busy season, companies will need to prepare their full-time staff for the temporary hires. Here, we will discuss how you can effectively prepare your staff for new temporary engineering hires so the full-time employees are not worried about their jobs.
Reassure Staff Members They are Safe
One of the first things you must do is reassure the existing members of your engineering team that their jobs are safe and secure. Talk to your staff and disclose information about the temporary workers so the staff knows what to expect. Make sure the staff knows and understands what roles the temporary engineering workers will be and how long they will be on the job. Also, make it known that the regular staff will still be expected to contribute to the company and will not be losing their jobs when the temporary staff arrives.
Explain Goals Temporary Engineering Hires Will Meet
The next thing you need to do is explain the goals of temporary engineering hires to your current staff. Let them know why they are being brought into the company, for how long and what they will be asked to accomplish. If the engineering hires are being brought in to work on an existing project, let the employees know who already work on the project so they can prepare to have help. If they are coming in to work on a new project, make sure staff members know that as well.
Define the Roles of the Temporary Engineering Hires
You also need to define the roles that the temporary engineering hires will have once at your company. The roles should be defined to both the temporary engineering hires and the current employees of your company. Both sets of employees need to know where the temporary hires will fit within the hierarchy of the organization and to whom they will report once on the job. This will make any issues about where to report and who has power easy to handle when they arise.
Talk About Advantages of Temporary Engineering Hires
Another good idea is to talk about the advantages of hiring temporary engineering employees with your current staff members. Let them know that they will no longer have to work overtime to complete projects and will be able to have a better work-life balance. Also mention that the additional help will reduce stress levels of overwhelmed employees.
Whenever your company plans to hire temporary engineering workers, the current staff should be prepared so they know what to expect. It will make the transition for everyone easy and hopefully seamless. The team at Venteon Technical Staffing can help your company with this effort with ongoing education and temporary engineering support.