Employers urged to keep temps happy

05-06-2007

Employers urged to keep temps happy
The Assessment Network at the Investors in People (IiP) Centre for the east of England has urged employers to improve their ability to integrate temporary employees into the workforce.

Speaking at the start of National Temporary Workers Week, IiP acting chief executive Simon Jones said "all too often" employers view temporary workers as simply a "short-term solution to a resourcing problem", without utilising their skills and experience.

With an estimated 1.2 million temporary workers in the UK, it is claimed that employees can feel detached from their employer due to lack of clarity surrounding their role and expectations.

Mr Jones said this is also "a wasted opportunity for the employer" and advised better planning, support systems and clear goals for temporary workers, "as with any other employee".

In related news, Britain's biggest union, Unite, has this week submitted evidence to the Department of Trade and Industry claiming that the abuse and misuse of agency and temporary workers is now systematic and endemic across the UK labour market.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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