How To Get The Most Out Of Your Contingent Workforce

Effectively managing a contingent workforce involves strategic planning, communication, and fostering a positive working relationship with these flexible employees. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your contingent workforce;


1. Clearly Define Roles and Expectations

Clearly communicate job responsibilities, goals, and expectations.

Provide a detailed overview of the project, the requirements and the importance to your company.


2. Streamlined Onboarding Process

Have an efficient onboarding process to help temporary workers settle quickly into your existing team.

Ensure they have access to necessary resources, tools, and training.


3. Communication is Key

Establish clear communication channels to keep your temporary workers informed.

Define clear route of communication for questions, concerns, and feedback.


4. Integration with Full-time Employees

Encourage interaction and collaboration between temporary workers and full-time employees.

Facilitate introductions to key colleagues to help build a sense of team work.


5. Provide Necessary Training for your Contingent Workforce

Offer relevant training to enhance skills to ensure that temporary workers are well-equipped for their role they’re employed to do.

Regularly assess training needs and provide ongoing learning opportunities.


6. Set Clear Goals and Performance Metrics

Establish measurable goals aligned with the company’s objectives.

Implement performance metrics to track progress.

Address any performance issues promptly.


7. Flexibility 

Leverage the flexibility of contingent workers to adapt to changing workloads and project priorities.

Utilise their diverse skills in different projects/areas as required.


8. Recognition and Rewards

Recognise and reward outstanding performance, even on short-term temporary assignments.

Consider performance bonuses or other incentives to motivate and retain key workers.


9. Create a Positive Work Environment

Create a positive workplace culture that values all employees, including temporary workers.


10. Legal Compliance

Ensure compliance with labour laws and regulations when hiring and managing contingent workers.


11. Continuous Improvement

Seek and use feedback from temporary workers to identify areas for improvement and overall experience if required.


Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool. If temporary workers have a positive experience with your company, they are likely to share their positive impressions with others. This can only enhance your company’s reputation as an employer, making it easier to attract high-quality temporary workers in the future.


At 2020 Recruitment, we are a member of Peninsula Group  who specialise in human resources, employment law, health & safety, and employee well being. or the management of our HR services.

Please get in touch to discuss how temporary recruitment can work for your business. We are experienced in handling both individual and large scale recruitment drives.