Employers across the country are urged to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week from Sept. 12–18 this year. Created by the American Staffing Association, the weeklong event honors the millions of hard working people employed by staffing firms across the nation.
National Staffing Employee Week is designed to promote awareness of the staffing industry through active community involvement, focus attention on the benefits that the industry affords its employees, and publicly recognize the important contribution that temporary and contract employees make to the American workplace.
How will you let your temporary employees know how much you value them and their contributions to your success? Here are a few ideas:
You might do something as simple as slipping an envelope stuffer in with their next paycheck, courtesy of the American Staffing Association’s web site. The stuffers contain messages of gratitude. From the site, you can also download a certificate of recognition to award to your company’s Staffing Employee of the Year.
To go a little further, you might treat your temporary and contract employees to lunch, either onsite or off; give each of them a bouquet of flowers, fruit or cookies; or provide them with a relaxing afternoon at a local spa. You could also take them out to a ball game or other sporting event, or even give them a paid day or afternoon off. Anything you can do to show these employees that they are important to you will go a long way.
To find more ideas or to learn about National Staffing Employee Week celebrations in your area, visit the website for your local chapter of the ASA. Especially for those companies who employ temporary and contract staffers frequently or for long periods of time, National Staffing Employee Week is a great time to recognize and celebrate those non-full timers who help your company run.