Temporary staff 'make a valuable contribution'

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 12:04
Posted by Scott Buckler

The contribution that the nation's temporary workers make to the business world should not be underestimated, and companies should take steps to ensure these workers are motivated and feel valued, a new report has advised

New research published by Adecco Group as part of its Unlocking Britain’s Potential initiative shows that six in ten companies are failing to properly integrate their temporary staff into their organisations.

The results is that staff feel de-motivated and disengaged in their jobs, but firms need to recognise that this neglect can have a negative impact on the organisation and the bottom line, said Chris Moore, managing director of Adecco Group Solutions.

"Given the crucial role temporary workers have played in providing flexible support to businesses over the past few years, and will certainly continue to play next year, it is extremely short-sighted of businesses to overlook them when it comes to employee engagement initiatives,
" he explained.

Mr Moore added that employers that do not take steps to ensure that these staff are engaged and integrated into the culture and values of the company are taking "huge risks".

A survey conducted by the People 1st Training Company found that 69 per cent of workers feel more valued by their organisation when they are offered training opportunities.


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