Being a “Team Player” in a Temp Position

Being a team player is important in any workplace environment. After all, it takes a team to get the job done. However, it can be difficult to feel like you’re really a part of the team when you know your time on the job is limited. That’s why we at KB Staffing came up with some tips to help you be the best teammate you can be.

  1. Be committed to what you are doing. Whether the assignment is for a few days or a few months, go into with an attitude of confident commitment. The company is looking for a temp employee because they need the help, so be ready and willing to accept the assignment and do your best.
  2. Communicate with those around you. If you don’t understand what to do, ask! Open communication with supervisors will help you refine your efforts. Talk to your co-workers, too, to make sure you are all working together the right way.
  3. Be reliable. Show up on time and ready to work, and avoid asking to leave early. They need you there, so don’t let them down.
  4. Avoid gossip. Don’t get caught up in workplace drama. Keep conversations light and positive. If you are having a problem with the position, discuss it with your expert staffing service representatives.
  5. Observe safety procedures. Getting hurt on the job doesn’t help anyone, so don’t take shortcuts. Do the job safely and correctly.
  6. Look for ways to go above and beyond. Stay alert for ways to help those around you, whether that’s customers or co-workers. Not every temp job will lead to a full-time position, but your best chance at a temp-to-hire job will come if you show that you are willing to take initiative to provide excellent service.

Ultimately, being a good team player means taking your job responsibilities seriously and showing that you are a dependable, conscientious worker. Be there when they expect you to and strive to do your best at all times. Show the company that you are an employee worth valuing, and a temporary assignment could blossom into a new career.

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