It’s a sad fact that temporary employees are oftentimes looked at and viewed differently. It’s quite a shame because they bring the same amount of value as full-time or part-time regular employees. Sometimes they bring even more to the table than regular employees. The problem here is that there are plenty of myths that go around about temporary finance employees. We are going to debunk those myths here.
Myth #1 – Best Skills Don’t Equate to Best Employee
Believe it or not, the candidate who has the best skills isn’t necessarily going to turn out to be the best employee if hired. Close to the majority of newly hired employees fail because they lack the soft skills (communication, attitude, self-awareness) needed to succeed in a collaborative environment. When making a temporary finance hire, take a longer look at the candidate’s soft skills and attitude. It could go a long way towards making the right hire.
Myth #2 – Temp Finance Pros Make Bad Employees
The second myth we would like to debunk today is that temp finance people make bad employees if hired. This is completely untrue. There is so much prejudice out there against temporary workers and it is completely unjustified. If you operate using this thought process, you are setting your company and your new hire up for failure. Many companies prefer to hire candidates who already have jobs. This doesn’t mean they will be the best hires either.
Myth #3 – Finding a Perfect Hire is Possible
The third myth we are going to debunk today is that finding a perfect hire is possible. This is completely untrue. There really is no perfect hire out there. Companies need to treat new hires, especially temporary finance employees, as works in progress. When companies treat employees as works in progress they are more likely to train them properly and mold them into the employee they know they can be at the office.
Myth #4 – Employees Only Refer Friends When Money is Present
The fourth and final myth we will debunk today is that employees will refer their friends only when money is present. This is false because most employees will refer their friends when they actually like working at the company. Employees will not want to refer a friend or family member if they don’t like working for the company. They wouldn’t want to subject that to anyone else.
We have debunked four myths today about temporary finance employees. Make sure your company doesn’t operate using any of these myths when hiring new employees.