A ‘temp’ is a temporary employee, often hired for a time-sensitive project. In general, most temps are acquired through a staffing agency.

It’s crucial to choose the right temps for your project. As the project manager, it’s up to you to complete the assignment to the bosses’ standards, but this can’t be done if the engineers you hired aren’t competent. The solution is hiring people you can count on, and the following is advice to help ensure that your next temp is hard-working, reliable, and fully competent to perform the task.

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