Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
Research suggests that 50 percent of all voluntary turnover occurs during the first year of employment. Those who leave cite a poor fit within the organization. An engaging and immersive onboarding experience often works wonders in overcoming these feelings. And yet, some issues stem from the workers themselves. As author and leadership expert Robin Camarote writes, “Too often, new employees make avoidable, irritating mistakes that can make it difficult to become one of the team.” This can ring especially true in MSP programs, where talent know they’re not full-time staff or permanent team members. Fortunately, there are some key steps staffing partners can take to help alleviate MSPs -- and their talent -- of these potential pitfalls.