How can companies increase engagement in temporary employees? Most of the U.S. will see little growth in full-time employment for the remainder of 2010
. Hiring of temporary workers started to increase at the end of last year and is usually a leading indicator of economic growth. However, companies appear to be relying more on temporary and "permanent temporary" workers
than in past recession recoveries. Some argue that temps are becoming an essential part of any company's workforce. If this is the case, don't we have to pay attention to the involvement, commitment, and discretionary effort of these workers? How can we promote engagement in employees who may have dual allegiances to a temp agency and to the company, who don't know how long they will be employed, and who might be more motivated by income in the short-term than career opportunities in the long-term?