Hello, and welcome to the WorkPro blog! Today, we’re talking about temporary, contract and casual workers.
According to WorkPro’s surveys in 2011 and 2015, the factors motivating people to choose temp work have remained fairly stable over time. The single greatest draw is the flexibility these opportunities offer, with 36 per cent of participants choosing this response. Around 30 per cent said they liked the variety, while about the same amount viewed the arrangement as a short-term situation.
Although they want variation and flexibility, that doesn’t mean temporary workers are likely to be disconnected from the companies that hire them. A full 88 per cent of the respondents in 2011 said they felt welcomed by their permanent coworkers. Strong onboarding programs also enable temporary workers to enjoy the flexibility and variety they desire while being connected with their organisations.
A streamlined platform like WorkPro can help companies better prepare their contingent workforce. In 2011, 65 per cent of respondents in 2011 said they were well-prepared at their previous employer. In 2015, when participants were asked about their position at companies that use WorkPro, this figure rose to 90 per cent.
Talk to WorkPro today to learn more about engaging your casual workforce.