Things to Remember During
a Temporary Assignment
- Provide a pleasant, friendly work environment. Include temporary employees in office events; help them to feel welcome and connected to the university.
- Show the same respect for the temp employee as you would any other employee. Remember temp employees won't necessarily know how to perform every facet of the job; they need to be shown how the task is expected to be done. Temporary employees are not there to do the grunt work; don't use them to do work that no one else wants to do.
- Provide regular feedback (both positive and constructive) throughout the assignment.
- If there are any problems, a frank discussion of the situation will reveal whether it is due to misunderstood instructions or inadequate skills.
- Remember that the temporary employee is not a Marquette employee; therefore, all discipline and terminations must be done by the agency through which they are employed.
- If the job responsibilities or length of assignment change, please notify Human Resources as soon as possible because the current temporary employee may not be able to fulfill the assignment. Also notify Human Resources if the department or direct report of the temporary employee changes; this will affect the payroll charges to the department.
- Communication is the key. Contact Human Resources whenever there is a problem or concern. Human Resources will act as the gatekeeper between departments and temporary agencies.
- Say goodbye properly and notify Human Resources of the last day worked. Acknowledge the work done by the temporary employee. An evaluation will be sent to you after the temporary assignment has ended; please complete this form and send back to the agency. Feel free to recommend the temp to other departments or request them again for future assignments.