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Temporary – Notice or no notice? What do you think?

By rebecca in Industry Resources


People are sometimes mislead by the word “temporary” or being a “temp”, which at Hire Up we are not a big fan of using those words. We feel that everyone who works for us, temporary or otherwise, are Hire Up employees and we present ourselves with a strong level of professionalism.
We do recognition programs, offer safety bonuses in some positions, do holiday gifts and constantly remind people that we appreciate their hard work.

We get asked quite a bit by our employees that whenever you are working on a temporary assignment why is it necessary to give a notice when something comes up that you can’t fulfill the job? The answer is actually simple – What would you want that person to do for you if your roles were reversed and you were the employer? Would you want some heads up or would you want to walk into the office one day with the phone ringing off the hook because someone decided last minute not to come back?

Now there are definitely circumstances that come up that don’t permit you to continue and being that this is a people oriented industry, we get that. We approach every situation with a level of respect and understanding for both sides because ultimately we want our staff to be just as happy as the companies that we work with so we always try to find a happy medium for everyone involved, but we can’t do that if people aren’t going into every employment situation, temporary or otherwise, with a high expectation of professionalism and understanding on their end as well.

Check out this article on the subject on how the industry is shifting. Some staffing companies are working in repercussions into their policies while others are adding in incentives to get people to be punctual, reliable in their schedule and give adequate notices if they have to leave an assignment.

We want to know… What do you think would be helpful for us to raise the bar with our staff? Be ‘the boss’ for the moment and tell us how you would structure your policies. We look forward to hearing from you!

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