Kinds of Temporary Employment
All kinds of temporary employment are seen in every industry. People may seek temporary positions out of personal preference, convenience, or to suit personal plans for the future.
Temporary positions can look different for the situation. Some are based on term, season, contract, or job placement through a staffing company.
Issues With Current Practices
Employees in a temporary situations can sometimes only be there for a very short term and so it is more likely that they will receive less attention when it comes to investment in training. This can put them at greater risk in the workplace and potentially make them a danger to those around them.
One of the main objectives of properly training employees is to set them up for success in their positions. A untrained temporary employee is not only likely to fail in his or her position but they may cause those around them to fail as well.
Temps Deserve Respect
It is important to know that even as a temporary employee you deserve proper training on the task at hand and to request more information where necessary should not warrant hesitation. It is in everyone’s best interest.
By law, all Canadian employers must ensure a safe work environment and train employees wherever there are hazards. This includes providing PPE and applies to all employees including temporary ones.
Surveys in Ontario by Safe Workplace Associations show that many new workers are receiving little to no introductory training.