Millions of temporary workers are assigned
to U.S. companies each week. Unfortunately,
many of these individuals don’t show up for
the jobs, leaving managers in the lurch. In
other cases, the temps report for work, but
HR professionals end up wishing they hadn’t.
Take the temporary driver for a rental car
company who not only lacked the clean driv-
ing record the staffing agency promised but
also had a suspended license for driving under
the influence. He T-boned another car and
As more employers turn to
staffing agencies to fill the talent
gap, HR should be on the lookout
for signs of potential problems.
By Tamara Lytle