Quickly train and integrate temporary workers

Valentin Ostarhild
Head of Marketing
17.05.2019 | 3 min
Many manufacturing companies rely on temporary workers – some to spontaneously absorb production peaks, others to be able to react flexibly to fluctuating order situations and economic changes. Regardless of whether you want to compensate for the ubiquitous shortage of skilled workers at short notice or rely strategically on the use of temporary workers: digital assistance software helps you to quickly integrate temporary workers into the regular production process and efficiently train them. How? We’ll explain that to you here.
Temporary work as an opportunity
For a long time, temporary employment has had a dubious reputation in Germany. Even today, the image of personnel recruitment in predominantly manual professions is hardly recovering. Temporary work often has much more advantages than most people think, not only for companies. There are people, who decide completely consciously for temporary work contracts in the long-term. They look for variety in various jobs. Employment with a temporary employment agency offers a certain degree of security and yet it is very easy to change jobs and temporary employers e.g. every six months.

However, this text is less about professionals seeking freedom and independence than about unskilled workers, for whom temporary work can be a real opportunity. No matter what the reason may be that a person has been hired out as an unskilled worker, temporary work can be a good way for both sides to identify skills and talents.

The advantage for the employer is obvious: it can test the candidate and his potential with low financial risk and without creating a headcount. This is where digital assistance software comes in. In order to be able to use a temporary worker really efficiently in the company, he must be trained quickly and inexpensively. The interactive assistance software cioplenu offers the possibility to make manuals and work instructions digitally available on mobile or stationary end devices and to guide the worker step by step through the work to be done.

Learning-by-doing 4.0
An experienced skilled worker does not have to spend time learning the “new one” and language barriers can also be overcome by means of image-based and unmistakable instructions presented by photos and videos. Since each step must be confirmed by a finger click on the display, the error rate is reduced many times over, even for unskilled and, above all, inexperienced persons. In the best case scenario, the temporary worker can fully enter the day-to-day business after only a few hours or days and bring his potential to bear.

Another positive side effect is that the temporary worker very quickly has his first sense of achievement at work. Due to possible language barriers or misunderstandings during the explanation by the experienced specialist, who often presupposes too much knowledge as a matter of course, these would occur much later without digital assistance software. Who has success in his work, sees a greater sense in it and is more motivated. Once again, the lending company profits from this.

With the right approach on the part of industrial production companies, temporary work offers many unskilled workers a real opportunity to enter the world of work. Digital work instructions facilitate this entry for both sides. The company saves the valuable working time of its experienced specialists, who can dedicate themselves directly to value creation. Temporary workers can also enter active value creation after a short time and quickly establish themselves in the company as valuable capital. In this way you can react flexibly to all economic eventualities and at the same time create a pleasant working atmosphere for your employees.

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